Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program

The Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships Program funds fellows from Queensland’s research, education and cultural sectors to visit and complete a project at the Smithsonian Institution.

What’s important

  • Applications open on 9 December 2019 and close on 9 March 2020 at 1:00pm AEST
  • Applications can be made via the online Smartygrants portal
  • Funding of up to $25,000 (excluding GST) is available for between 8–16 weeks.


The proposed Fellow must be nominated by a Queensland agency, and work for that agency in a part-time or full-time capacity. The proposed project must be aligned to at least one of the target investment areas outlined in the program guidelines. The proposed Fellow must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have Australian residency
  • reside and work in Queensland
  • provide evidence that a chosen Smithsonian Institution facility will accommodate their visit and provide basic administrative support.

Guidelines and conditions

More information about the Fellowship guidelines and conditions is available in the following documents:

Apply with Smartygrants

Apply to the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program through the online Smartygrants portal