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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Sapphirina auronitens

A drawing by Giesbrecht (1892) of the Copepoda, Sapphirina auronitens Claus, 1863


Fellowship Announcement

Two kinds of research fellowships in Invertebrate Zoology are available. Applicants should contact potential staff advisors to determine the feasibility of the proposed research and tenure dates, as well as the availability of relevant collections and other resources. Information about potential staff advisors and their work is available under the Staff link on the left sidebar.

1. Smithsonian Institution Research Fellowships
The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program provides funding for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and senior investigators to conduct research in association with Smithsonian scientists. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply for the new multi-year Peter Buck Fellowships. Fellows can be based at NMNH or the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, FL, and have access to a research staff of more than 100 scholars, world-class collections, and modern core facilities including molecular laboratories, computer clusters, SEM, confocal microscopy, and stable isotope labs.

Proposal deadline is December 1 via SOLAA. Fellowship durations range from three months to three years depending on fellowship category. The stipend for Predoctoral Fellows is $30,000 per year (twelve months) and for Postdoctoral and Senior Fellows is $45,000 per year (twelve months). A maximum research allowance of $4,000 per year is available. Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowships are also available with a stipend of $6,500. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. For more information, and to apply online, go to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program website.

2. MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON) invites proposals for the MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship Program that will advance goals of the Marine Global Earth Observatory. MarineGEO is a growing, long-term, worldwide research program focused on studying coastal marine biodiversity and ecosystems using standardized approaches. By specializing in coastal systems, MarineGEO studies can reveal the role marine biodiversity plays in maintaining resilient ecosystems in the portion of the ocean where people and marine biodiversity are concentrated and interact most. To learn more visit the MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship and contact the relevent researchers.

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