SIMA is a graduate student
training program in museum research methods offered through the Dept. of
Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of
Natural History. Students participate in seminars and hands-on workshops
at the museum and at an off-site collections facility, learning to
navigate museum systems and select methods for examination and analysis
of museum specimens while collecting data for a project of their choice.
program covers tuition and housing (provided at a local university),
and a small stipend will be provided to assist with the cost of food and
other local expenses. Participants are individually responsible for
travel cost. The 2011 program dates are June 27 – July 22.