Paleonet: 2012 Smithsonian Institution Research Fellowships

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Thu Dec 8 21:04:18 GMT 2011

This just in.


Research fellowships in Paleobiology are available through the Smithsonian
Institution Fellowship Program, which 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
( - fnmnh). Fellows based at NMNH have access
to a research staff of more than 100 scholars, world-class collections, and
modern core facilities including molecular laboratories, computer clusters,
SEM, and stable isotope labs.

All 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. Potential staff
advisors and information about their work is available at the Department of
Paleobiology web site (

Proposal deadline is January 15, 2012. 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 (


Prof. Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

(0)207 942-5204 (Office)
(0)207 942-5546 (Fax) (Web Page)

Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT, UK

Nanjing Institute of Geology & Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
39 Beijing Donglu, Nanjing, China


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