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

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) .