James R. Jewett Prize
Application deadline: February 1, 2014
The James R. Jewett Prize is awarded to researchers studying the biology of flowers and/or fruits. Preference is given to visiting scholars who plan to utilize the living collection of the Arnold Arboretum.
The Arnold Arboretum provides exceptional resources for woody plant research. The living collection, numbering some 15,000 plants, is distinguished as one of the most thoroughly documented collections of temperate woody plants in the world. Taxonomic diversity and breadth within the collection are noteworthy, and the floras of China, Japan, and Korea are particularly well represented. The Harvard Botanical Library contains 250,000 volumes, while the Harvard University Herbaria holds over 5,000,000 specimens.
The Jewett Prize enables the Arnold Arboretum to support original research by visiting scholars, foster collegial exchanges and partnerships, and demonstrate the research value of the Arboretum’s collections.
Awards of up to $5,000 are granted to support research expenses and/or travel expenses associated with the proposed research.
Awards are granted through a competitive review process. To be considered for the Jewett Prize, applicants should submit a concise proposal that includes the following:
- Cover letter
- 1–2-page research statement
- 1-page budget
- Project time-line and anticipated start date
- Curriculum vitae
Electronic applications in PDF format are strongly encouraged.
Applications should be submitted to:
Faye Rosin, PhD
Director of Research Facilitation
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
The Jewett Prize is made possible by the generosity of Prof. James R. Jewett through the James R. Jewett Fund.