Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), 2023

Smithsonian Institute is a world-class Institute offers its Research Fellow/ Scientist scholarship program Open to International Students , to equip with the most recognized, innovative courses and practices within the discipline. Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), 2023 will be awarded to the hardworking, talented and deserving students from the selected country/countries. This educational award welcomes students to get themselves enroll in listed Research Fellow/ Scientist program for the academic year of 2023-2024 and earn a Partial Funding, Stipend up to $4,500 + $4,000 research allowance| scholarship in USA . The deadline to avail this scholarship has not finalized yet but make sure to check the program website if any latest development in this matter has been made.

The Smithsonian Institution is offering Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), 2023 to provide artists around the world the opportunity to work with Smithsonian museums, scholars, research sites, and collections.

Eligibility for Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), 2023:

  • The applicants for Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), 2023 should be nominated and send the complete nomination form by the deadline.
  • The candidates should have received an acknowledgment from Office of Fellowships and Internships.
  • The applicants should receive an invitation to apply from Office of Fellowships and Internships.
  • The candidates are expected to have an artistic accomplishment, ability to create research proposal using Smithsonian specific resources.
  • The applicants should secure a nomination and a Smithsonian advisor.
  • The candidates who are MFA and undergraduates are not eligible.

Selection criteria

  • The candidates applying for Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), 2023 are assessed based on the quality of their artwork.
  • The applicants are evaluated based on their promising exhibition record, flexibility, and independence.

Application Instructions:

  • The candidates should find a Smithsonian research staff member, discuss their research.
  • The Smithsonian research staff member should be willing to nominate the candidate and should be an advisor 1-2 month fellowship.
  • The section 1 of the application form should be completed by the Smithsonian research staff member and section 2 should be completed by the applicant.

Value of Scholarship:

  • The recipient will get a stipend up to $4,500 per month and one-time relocation cost and a research allowance up to $4,000.


  • The last date for nominee’s application’s submission is January, 2023.


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