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Thanks to the generous support of our donors, there are currently two doctoral fellowships available.

  • ConocoPhillips/SMSC Conservation Research Fellowship
  • The Jacquemin Family Foundation Fellowship

Both fellowships include:

  • Support for five years of study
  • Stipend of $28,000 per year
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition remission for a defined number of credits


These fellowships are open to any prospective SMSC applicant who meets the following criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants who work on a research project that involves collaboration between Mason and Smithsonian investigators and whose mentor actively collaborates with SMSC (e.g., accepting practicum/research students or unpaid instruction).

Finding a Mentor

Applicants should contact potential research advisors to make arrangements with them before submitting an application.

Potential Research Advisors

How to Apply

Submit a full application packet to the George Mason University Graduate Admissions Office. Follow the instructions for a Graduate-Degree Seeking Student for fall 2018. Include the extra Letter of Interest for both doctoral fellowships.