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Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program Persons interested in conducting research at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (see separate listing) should apply to that unit directly.

Graduate Student Fellowships

These fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Applicants must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study, must have completed at least one semester, and must not yet have been advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program.

Predoctoral Fellowships - These fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months. Applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. In addition, candidates must have the approval of their universities to conduct their doctoral research at the Smithsonian.

Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships - Postdoctoral Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline. Applications for senior fellowships may be made up to eighteen months in advance. Stipends for senior fellowships are the same as for the postdoctoral program, but the Smithsonian's stipend may be matched by other sources of funding such as a sabbatical salary.


Senior and Postdoctoral - $45,000 per year Earth and Planetary Sciences Senior and Postdoctoral - $50,000 per year Predoctoral - $30,000 per year Graduate Students - $6,500


January 15th (postmark) for awards to begin on or after June 1st

For more information see the previous section 'Information for Applying to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program'


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Princeton in Africa seeks to develop young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement. To accomplish this, we offer opportunities for service through fellowships with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Fellowships are 12 months long. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, Fellows will begin work between June and September 2012 and will complete their fellowships between June and September 2013.

Apply: Complete online application at by November 21, 2011

Applicants, please visit this site before submitting application: http://www.princeton.edu/piaf/index_files/applicants.htm


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Applications are invited for Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for graduate and undergraduate studies for the academic year 2012-13. Contingent upon funding by the U.S. Department of Education, the prestigious FLAS Fellowships are awarded to students demonstrating superb academic achievement and a commitment to the study of African languages and area studies. Applicants should be aware that FLAS is awarded competitively and that their statement of purpose should reflect that competition.

Academic year awardees are expected to maintain high academic performance and take full course load (15-18 credits/quarter for graduate and at least 15 credits/quarter for undergraduate) including full-time African language study (3-5 credits/quarter) for each quarter that they receive the award. African language offerings are: Akan, Arabic, Gikuyu, Somali, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Tigrinya, Wolof and Zulu. Applicants are encouraged to take African studies related courses and to be involved in Africa related programs.

Applicants due February 1, 2012


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Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students

Boren Scholarships provide funding for undergraduates to participate in study abroad programs outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Applicants are encouraged to work with their study abroad offices and NSEP campus representatives to select an appropriate program.

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships are intended to provide or add to the international component of U.S. graduate students’ education. Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas study, domestic study, or a combination of both. Boren Fellowship applicants design their own programs, and most successful applications include a significant overseas component. Domestic study is limited language or area studies that enhance a degree program.

NSEP Service

NSAP award recipients represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the deferral national security arena. All NSEP award recipients make a commitment to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

For more information please visit website: www.iie.org/nsep

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The IIPP Fellowship Program provides students from underrepresented minority groups with intentionally-designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. IIPP is a comprehensive program of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, graduate study and student services, including, mentoring and career development. Additionally, the program provides students with the education and training needed to successfully enter, advance within, and lead international affairs.

Please complete all sections of the online application by March 15th :


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This will be the place to look for information on fellowships related to the African Studies Program.

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