The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) offers annual fellowships for established teaching faculty.
The Faculty Fellowship is an opportunity for faculty to develop courses on collections-based research methods. Building on SIMA’s experience in training graduate students in the use of museum collections, the associated Faculty Fellowship provides a teaching laboratory in how to use museum collections to address a range of questions in the field of cultural anthropology. With support from the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation, we will accept 2-3 faculty each year who are positioned to offer courses on museum research methods, and who would like to use SIMA as an opportunity to observe, learn, and share lesson planning.
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Those who are considering applying are encouraged to get in touch to discuss their interests. Selections will be made in December.
A complete application should include:
- a statement of your interest and engagement with the field of museum anthropology, plus a CV
- a 1-2 page proposal of the course(s) you would like to develop, including how you expect to incorporate museum collections into the course and what museum resources are available
- a message from the chairman of the department indicating that the course will be approved for offer
- a message from the appropriate museum staff member indicating that they will provide the access necessary for your course
How to learn more
Contact us: SIMA@si.edu to start a conversation.
We’d love to talk with you!
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