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United States
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Fellowship/Scholarship/Dissertation Internship/Work-study Research Project Training/Course Post-doctoral Artistic/Exhibit/Collection Other
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SI Building, Room 153, MRC 010, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
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**Our Purpose** The increase and diffusion of knowledge. **Our Plan** Our 2027 Strategic Plan outlines the direction and priorities for the Smithsonian. **Our Vision** Through our unparalleled collections and research capabilities, and the insight and creativity we foster through art, history, and culture, the Smithsonian strives to provide Americans and the world with the tools and information they need to forge Our Shared Future. **OUR HISTORY** The Smithsonian Institution was established with funds from James Smithson (1765–1829), a British scientist who left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” On August 10, 1846, the U.S. Senate passed the act organizing the Smithsonian Institution, which was signed into law by President James K. Polk. Congress authorized acceptance of the Smithson bequest on July 1, 1836, but it took another ten years of debate before the Smithsonian was founded! Once established, the Smithsonian became part of the process of developing an American national identity—an identity rooted in exploration, innovation, and a unique American style. That process continues today as the Smithsonian looks toward the future.
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