Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History
The Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History is a competitive 12-month fellowship open to senior scholars with distinguished records of publication who are at work on, or anticipate being at work on, books in aerospace history. Support is available for living expenses in the Washington, D.C, area up to a maximum of $100,000 a year. Tenure is typically for an academic year (September through August) and applications are due January 15 of the year preceding the award of the fellowship. (For example, applications for 2018–19 should be submitted by January 15, 2017.)
The Lindbergh Chair is open to established and recognized senior scholars with distinguished records of publication who are at work on, or anticipate being at work on, books in aerospace history. Tenure typically ranges from nine months up to an academic year (September through August) and applications are due January 15 of the year preceding the award.
Conditions of Appointment
Appointments vary from nine to 12 months, and typically are for an academic year starting in September. Residency in the Washington, DC area is a requirement. Interaction with Museum professional staff is highly desired and expected, including attendance at selected professional seminars and colloquia. Appointments cannot be automatically extended and typically are not renewable. The incumbent will be expected to engage in work leading to a major publication. Participation in the Museum's work-in-progress series is expected.
Stipends and Allowances
The Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History is compensated for replacement of salary and benefits up to a maximum of $100,000 a year. Research expenses and relocation are negotiable.
Fellows are eligible to receive a travel allowance not to exceed the cost of one round trip ticket from the nearest airport to assist their temporary relocation to the Smithsonian. For research-related expenses, Fellows may also receive a research allowance of up to $2000 for the Guggenheim Predoctoral Fellowship, of up to $3000 for the Guggenheim Postdoctoral Fellowship, and of up to $5000 for the Verville Fellowship and Lindbergh Chair, subject to the submission of a budget acceptable to the principal advisor(s). Please provide a budget and provide justification within your proposal. See the instructions below for further details.
Taxes and Visas
The Smithsonian Institution does not withhold income taxes from stipends. This is the responsibility of the Fellow. Fellows are excluded from Social Security coverage as well, as a Fellow is not an employee of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Smithsonian Office of Fellowship and Grants will assist with the necessary arrangements for visas for foreign nationals who do not already possess visas, or who wish to change the type of permit held. Normally, visas arranged by the Smithsonian Institution will give the Fellow the status of "Foreign Exchange Visitor" (J-visa). A spouse and minor children may travel on the same visa as the Fellow.