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Long and Short term Fellowships

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellowships range from three months to three years and allow young scholars to explore their own research questions across Panama’s rich tropical ecosystems while based at our state-of-the-art facilities. We invest more than $3 million every year to support creative young researchers at critical stages in their careers.

Prior to submitting the formal application, applicants must first reach out to the staff scientist they are interested in working with to determine if that scientist is available to serve as a research advisor and mentor. Staff research profiles and contact information as well as a list of research associatescan be found on our website. Also, applicants should review the specific guidelines of each fellowship.

We strongly encourage applicants in disciplines including ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals. Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities; proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered. A yearly stipend of $50,400 and a research budget of up to $16,000.

Short term 3-month Fellowships are also offered, visit the website to learn more!
accepts non-us citizens

 • Note: Funding pending
Participating Institution(s):
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Smithsonian Institution (Lead)
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Medical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Animal Science
Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Genetics
Environmental Biology
Evolutionary Genetics
Plant Ecology

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Education

Page last updated 2/12/2024
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