NMAI Fellowship Programs

by Jessica Stolen
photograph of the institute

The National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC)

NATIVE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The Native American Collections Research Fellowship supports emerging and mid-career Native community-focused researchers to pursue independent research projects that utilize the NMAI collections. This fellowship is intended to support researchers who engage with Native communities and perform research in a way that benefits Native peoples.

Fellows in this program may access both object and archival collections, along with research materials, housed at the museum’s Cultural Resources Center (CRC) and Vine Deloria, Jr. Library. Travel allowance is provided for the fellow’s roundtrip travel to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Fellows may also be provided an additional allowance for research-related travel and research supplies and materials.

NATIVE ARTS FELLOWSHIP

The Native Arts Fellowship supports emerging and mid-career artists to pursue collections research projects that utilize NMAI collections. Artists may access both object and archival collections, along with research materials, housed at the museum’s Cultural Resources Center (CRC) and Vine Deloria, Jr. Library. In addition to accessing collections, artists are offered professional development opportunities to engage and connect with other NMAI artist fellows and staff and receive training on best practices for conducting collections research. Additional professional development opportunities are offered in consultation with artist fellows.

Travel allowance is provided for the fellow’s roundtrip travel to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Fellows may also be provided an additional allowance for research-related travel and for supplies and materials.

CLOSESApril 4, 2024 12:00 pm

More info

nmaifellowships@si.edu

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