This supports proposals focusing on mass spectrometry analysis from any type of museum or research sample including artwork, objects, animal, or plant tissues. Projects must integrate one or more analytical techniques into their specific research plan including proteomics and biomolecular mass spectrometry, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, ambient mass spectrometry, stable isotope mass spectrometry, or inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Data collection and analysis via mass spectrometry should be the primary basis for informing and answering research questions and should constitute a significant portion of the research. The successful applicant will conduct analyses in at least one of the Smithsonian’s mass spectrometry facilities.

Applicants interested in this fellowship are encouraged to contact potential advisors/hosts prior to proposal preparation and submission.

Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the PhD.

The fellow is awarded a stipend of USD 50,400 plus up to USD 4,000 for research allowance over a period of a year.

See all fellowship opportunities at the Smithsonian here