About Smithsonian  |  Websites A-Z
Home | Exhibitions | Events | Visitor Information | Museums | Research | Membership | Giving | Shop
Home > Fellowships in Museum Practice Documentation
Fellowships in Museum Practice - Eligibility


The program is open to mid- and senior-level museum personnel, researchers and training providers. 

All disciplines and functional areas of work in museums and allied cultural and educational organizations are eligible to apply.  Previous award recipients represent a range of functional areas including administration, collections care and study, and public programming.

To be considered for funding, applicants must be employed by a not-for-profit (50l-C-3) cultural or educational institution that deals directly with the public or be an independent scholar.  People who work in libraries and schools as well as museums and cultural centers have received fellowships.  International participation is welcome.  Participants must be fluent in spoken and written English.  Alumni include practitioners from Austria, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, China, Canada, England, Italy, India, Mexico, and New Zealand.

Not eligible for funds are requests to study in universities, colleges or continuing education programs, certificate or graduate programs, material culture or connoisseurship programs or that are part of an institutional project.  Funds may also not be used to support ongoing research towards the completion of a thesis or dissertation.  Smithsonian employees, current Smithsonian research associates, and individuals who perform Smithsonian Institution service contracts are not eligible.

Back to Top   



Quick Links
arrow Museum Studies EMAIL SIGN UP
Museum Employment Opportunities
Museum Studies Training Directory
Museum-Related Organizations

Museum Studies Bibliographies (SIRIS)

  Frequently Asked Questions
  What are resources that can help me start a new museum?
  Where can I find sources of traveling exhibitions?
  Where can I get information on museum federal funding sources?
  Where can I get information on planning a career in museums?
  What kinds of academic programs are available in museum studies and related fields?
  Where can I get information on developing museum studies curriculum?
  Where can I get information on museum accessibility policies and practices?
  Suggestion Box
  Please send us your suggestions about our website, information you are looking for but cannot find on the site.
Contacts | Help | Privacy | Copyright
Top  Top