Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2020

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Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2020

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Smithsonian Institute is offering a Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Fellowship in Biodiversity Genomics promotes collaborative research in these fields involving comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics, or transcriptomics, and has a component that involves significant bioinformatics analysis. The Smithsonian’s molecular research facilities are located at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute/National Zoological Park (SCBI/NZP), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama. Collaboration among SI facilities is encouraged.


  • Applicants must have completed or been near completion of the Ph.D. Recipients who have not completed the Ph.D. at the time of application must provide proof of completion of the degree before the fellowship begins.

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors/hosts at any of the Smithsonian’s various Museums and Research Institutes prior to proposal preparation and submission.

  • Identification of the member of the Smithsonian’s research staff who might serve as your principal advisor/host. Also, identify potential co-advisor and consultants if applicable.

  • The Smithsonian Fellowship Program does not discriminate on grounds of race, creed, sex, age, marital status, condition of handicap, or national origin of any applicant.

  • Applicants must propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of 12 to 24 months.


  • The stipend for Postdoctoral and Senior Fellows is $50,400 per year (twelve months). Stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.

  • A maximum research allowance of $4,000 is available. The amount awarded will be determined based upon the budget and justification presented by the applicant. The budget for the research allowance should not include costs for relocation to the Smithsonian, which is awarded separately.

  • Allowances to assist with the fellow’s research-related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian are possible.

  • The Office of Fellowships and Internships cannot provide funds for the travel or living expenses of dependents. 

  • All funds provided under Smithsonian fellowships, including stipends and research and travel allowances, are subject to tax.

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