Call for Applications: Research Fellows, New York Botanical Garden

January 6, 2020
5:00 PM


Must be current Ph.D. candidates and recent post-doctoral researchers (no more than four years since graduation), who are U.S. citizens, or foreign scholars currently authorized to work in the U.S. Students from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and underrepresented communities are
encouraged to apply.


$50,000 (fifty thousand US dollars), plus health benefits over the nine-month fellowship. Fellows are also eligible for a travel stipend during their tenure to conduct research directly related to their project (travel maximum three weeks).


The Humanities Institute, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer three full time, residential Research Fellowships for 2020 at a large, international plant-based research center for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in topics related to the environmental humanities. 

Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration, arts and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Specific collections at NYBG should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic.


The full application requirements are available via the Call for Fellows

The application must be submitted as a single document to [email protected]. Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommender to the Director of the Humanities Institute, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, at [email protected]. All applications will receive an email acknowledgment of receipt. If you have further questions, please contact Vanessa Sellers.