Aviation Space Writers Foundation Award

The National Air and Space Museum is offering a grant of $5,000, to be awarded in even-numbered years (2016, 2018, 2020 etc.), to support research on aerospace topics. The product created as a result of the grant must be in any form suitable for potential public dissemination in print, electronic, broadcast, or other visual medium, including, but not limited to, a book manuscript, a video, or film script, or monograph. Potential topics might be contemporary aviation or space events that are of interest to the general public; significant persons, historical events or trends that illuminate the history of human flight in air and space; records; or compendia of aerospace source material.

Funds may be used to support research travel and expenses, or to produce a product of the research as outlined above. Recipients of the award need not be in residence at the National Air and Space Museum.

In addition, award winners are required to provide a summary report in the form of a memorandum to Ms. Collette Williams that outlines how the grant was used to accomplish the goals of the project.

Candidates must submit an application along with the following materials:

  1. maximum two-page, single-spaced proposal stating the subject of their research and their research goals
  2. one to two-page curriculum vitae
  3. one-page detailed budget explaining how the grant will be spent.

We are now accepting applications for 2018.  APPLY NOW

The application deadline is December 1. 

For more information, please contact: 

Collette Williams
Fellowship Coordinator
Smithsonian
National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at Sixth Street, SW

Rm 3313, MRC 312
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
NASM-Fellowships@si.edu

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In addition to filling out the form below, you are required to attach three supplementary files describing your proposed research. Please be sure to follow the file type and size guidelines below for each file.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum respects your privacy, and the information that you are providing will only be used for the review and selection process. Please see the application instructions and the Smithsonian privacy policy for more information. Once the form has been submitted, the fellowships coordinator will contact you via phone or email to confirm your application.

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I am applying for the National Air and Space Museum Aviation Space Writers Foundation Award as described in the information for applicants. I accept and understand the Smithsonian privacy policy and the use of the information included on this form for the review and selection process of the award.

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