Join the Team

There are many ways to be involved in the Smithsonian’s emerging Institute for Biodiversity Genomics.

Interested in being a scientific collaborator or a partner site in the network?

The Institute will be a catalyst for multi-institutional research, student training, and public engagement. Understanding the strength and economy of scale in partnerships, this new initiative has been designed to build long-term strategic collaborations with scientists, existing research programs, government agencies, universities, NGOs, and national museums. Please email if you are potentially interested in collaborating or partnering, would like to know more, or are interested in visiting Smithsonian researchers.

Interested in fellowship and internship opportunities?

A number of competitive postdoctoral fellowships are available and are awarded annually through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowship and Internships. Schedule and funding permitting, internships at the high school level are also available through the National Museum of Natural History’s Youth Engagement in Science program.

Interested in making a contribution to understanding biodiversity?

Although the Institute is a part of the Smithsonian’s vast research complex, the network relies on private and public contributions and grants to support its research and outreach. Contributions of all denominations are welcome, and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Contact Jennifer McMillan at or 202.633.5074 for more information.