The Junior Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to conduct their own research, while accessing the historical collections available in the New York Botanical Garden’s research facilities – the Mertz Library, the Archives, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, and the Garden’s Living Collections. The Humanities Institute’s mission is to make these outstanding sources available to a wider audience and build relationships with a diverse metropolitan constituency. Junior Fellows will conduct research using the Garden and the Mertz Library’s world-renowned holdings, related to the history of botany, garden art and architecture, landscape and urban design, botanical illustration, and the book-arts.
Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered and have a distinct interest in pursuing interdisciplinary research while in residence of a large cultural and plant studies research center. This program actively encourages students from diverse backgrounds, races, and ethnic groups to apply.
The tenure of the fellowship is from June to September 2017; exact dates to be determined in consultation with the applicant and program coordinator. The program stipend is $3500. The application deadline is March 10, 2017. For full application instructions, please download the call for applications below.