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.

Award

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.

Eligibility

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

Contact:

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

Web Site

http://www.nasm.si.edu/getinvolved/fellow/vfellow.cfm

Deadline

January 15, 2009

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

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