Special Academic Opportunities

A. Verville Fellowship

The Fellowship is open to all interested candidates who can provide a critical analytical approach to major trends, developments and accomplishments in some aspect of aviation and/or space history.  The Verville Fellow is required to: write a series of articles or a book as outlined in his or her proposal, make at least one “work-in-progress” staff presentation on his/her topic, report regularly to the Smithsonian advisor, maintain research expenditure records, and prepare a summary report at the end of the term.


The A. Verville Fellowship is appointed full-time for a period of 9 to 12 consecutive months, normally beginning between June 1 and October 1.  Residence in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area during the fellowship term is a requirement of the Fellowship. The stipend for the award is $45,000 for 12 months.  Fellows are eligible to receive travel and research allowances.


An advanced degree is not required. Good writing skills are required.


The Office of Fellowships and Grants
Smithsonian Institution
955 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 7000
Washington, D.C. 20560. (212) 287-3271.

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January 15, 2009

(Statements from references must be received by January 31, 2009)

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