The Smithsonian Institution

Queensland has a longstanding and very productive research relationship with the Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex.

Photo of one of the impressive buildings at the Smithsonian Institution.

One of the impressive building facades at the Smithsonian.

Established in 2000 our Memorandum of Understanding has resulted in numerous successful collaborations and two prestigious fellowships. Valued at $25,000 and $20,000 respectively, the Queensland-Smithsonian and Queensland-Cooper-Hewitt fellowship programs are helping advance global knowledge in:

  • eco and life sciences
  • social sciences and education
  • museum management
  • the arts and design

Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program

The Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program 2020 funding round opened to applications on 6 December 2019 until 1:00pm AEST, 9 March 2020. Further information on how to apply to the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program.

Queensland–Cooper Hewitt Fellowships Program

The Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellowships Program 2020 funding round opens for applications on 14 February 2020 and closes on 6 April 2020 at 1.00pm AEST.

Find out more about applying for the Queensland–Cooper Hewitt Fellowships Program.

Since 2001, 65 Queensland fellows have been funded. View past and current projects that have been conducted by Queensland-Smithsonian and Queensland-Cooper-Hewitt fellows.

The current Queensland Smithsonian Memorandum of Understanding runs from 2018-2021 (PDF, 537.6KB) .