Research fellowships in Vertebrate Zoology are available through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, which provides funding for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and senior investigators to conduct research in association with Smithsonian scientists. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply for the new multi-year Peter Buck Fellowships (http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/peter-buck-fellowship/). Fellows based at the National Museum of Natural History have access to a research staff of more than 100 scholars, world-class collections, and modern core facilities including molecular and stable isotope laboratories and SEM. All applicants should contact potential staff advisors* to determine the feasibility of the proposed research and tenure dates, as well as the availability of relevant collections and other resources. Potential staff advisors for herpetology and information about their work is available at the divisional web site (http://www.vertebrates.si.edu/herps/).
Proposal deadline is January 15, 2014. Fellowship durations range from three months to three years depending on fellowship category. The stipend for Predoctoral Fellows is $30,000 per year (twelve months) and for Postdoctoral and Senior Fellows is $45,000 per year (twelve months). A maximum research allowance of $4,000 per year is available. Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowships are also available with a stipend of $6,500. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. For more information and to apply online, visit the Program website (http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program/).