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Smithsonian Institution Fellowships open for Smart State researchers

Applications are open for the Queensland–Smithsonian Fellowship Program, which gives three Queenslanders a unique opportunity to spend up to six months undertaking research at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution based in the United States of America.

The Program provides Fellowships each year to enable Queenslanders to undertake research projects at the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex and research organisation.

The Program seeks to foster an interchange of knowledge and skills between Queensland organisations and the Smithsonian and advances the Queensland Government’s Toward Q2 vision of a strong, green, smart, healthy and fair Queensland through the development of international alliances and networks.

Up to three Fellowships will be awarded in 2011-12. The duration of a Fellowship is for a maximum of 26 weeks and a minimum of 13 weeks, with a maximum award of $30,000.

Applications are open to Queenslanders working in areas of mutual interest with the Smithsonian, in particular: evolutionary, systematic, behavioural and environmental biology; biodiversity, conservation and climate change; earth and mineral sciences; anthropology, archaeology and Indigenous and cross-cultural studies; science and technology; art and design; museum based education, science education, and museum outreach; and museum management and practice.

The program is open to people working in government; research, educational or cultural institutions; and the private sector.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 9 March 2012.

For detailed information about the Fellowship Program, including the guidelines and application form, visit www.science.qld.gov.au and click on Financial incentives, or download flyer.


 

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