CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

Ohio State, along with other Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) universities, has worked with the Smithsonian Institution to create a joint, one-year fellowship program to support doctoral candidates conducting research while in residence at any of the Smithsonian facilities.

The nomination timeline for this first year of the CIC/SI Fellowship is very tight. The best candidates are likely those doctoral students who are already working on a proposal for the general Smithsonian Institution Fellowship program.

Unfunded applicants will automatically be eligible for consideration in the Smithsonian's general fellowship competition.

Applicants must propose to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian and must submit a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why the Smithsonian is an appropriate place to carry out the study. Proposals should address one of the Smithsonian's Four Grand Challenges: More

  • Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe
  • Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
  • Valuing World Cultures
  • Understanding the American Experience




Questions may be directed to Katherine Eckstrand, director of fellowship services, or Scott Herness, associate dean, at 292-9490.

Need help?

Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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