Monday, October 24, 2011

CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Announcement

Deadline: November 15, 2011 at 5 PM
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.

How it Works
Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at CIC member universities apply through their university graduate school. Each university will nominate one application for the CIC/SI competition; the 13 nominees will be asked to submit their application electronically through the Smithsonian’s Online Application System (SOLAA).

From this pool of 13 nominations, six fellowships will be selected by the Smithsonian Institution for the CIC/SI Fellowship. Applicants will be notified of the award decision by January 1, 2012. 

All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition. Review of applications for the general competition begins on January 15, 2012. 

Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. These fellowships are restricted to IUB students only.

The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

Application Instructions
To be considered for the CIC/SI Fellowship, applicants must complete the attached CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Application form. A pdf of the completed application must be submitted electronically by November 15, 2011 at 5 PM to the graduate fellowship office at the student’s home institution.

Contact for Indiana University: 
Maxine Watson, Associate Dean
The University Graduate School
Kirkwood Hall 111
130 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
(812) 855-8853


Note: Rather than also include a PDF list of contacts, we simply listed the IUB contact Maxine Watson (see above).