The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites fellowship applications for graduate student, postdoctoral, and senior fellows. Active areas of research include biomineralogy, environmental mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, experimental petrology, volcanology, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department houses the National Meteorite Collection, the National Rock and Ore Collection, the National Gem and Mineral Collection, and the Global Volcanism Program. A description of facilities, staff profiles, and collections resources can be found on the Mineral Sciences website (see below).
Postdoctoral candidates may request up to 24 months and predoctoral candidates up to 12 months of support; 10-week graduate fellowships may also be proposed. Stipends and research funding are provided through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, the Big 10 Academic Alliance Program, and the NMNH Peter Buck Fellowship Program, with a single application providing consideration from all programs. Stipends in Earth and Space Sciences may exceed those listed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Smithsonian research staff to identify potential advisors and discuss project feasibility. Additional information and further instructions for the application process are available at the Office of Fellowships and Internships. The application deadline is 1 November 2018. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mineral Sciences Website: https://mineralsciences.si.edu/index.htm
Office of Fellowships and Internships: https://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program/