The Fulbright-Smithsonian Scholar Award allows UK academics or professionals to undertake independent post-doctoral research or study related to medicine and the Smithsonian’s collections, facilities, or experts.
We welcome applications from those whose research interests lie within medicine, biology, chemistry, and in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities, as it applies to any aspect of medicine.
This award is for a duration of 3 months.
This award is generously sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian is the largest museum, education and research complex in the world and a premier international organization dedicated toward the increase & diffusion of knowledge through collections, facilities, and expertise.
Applicants to this award should consider the merits of working with the unique suite of collections and facilities, not only at the Smithsonian's Washington, D.C. National Mall locations, but at all Smithsonian locations within the US.
$5,000 per month
This is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation & maintenance costs while in the USA.
Applicants must contact prospective advisors at the Smithsonian and request a letter of affiliation. This letter should be included in their Fulbright application.
Applicants to this award should:
- Review the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS) guide to identify potential advisors and collaborators.
- Submit their application to the US-UK Fulbright Commission. If selected, those application materials must then be submitted to the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).