Sargent Award for Visiting Scholars
Application deadline: February 1, 2014
The Sargent Award provides support for visiting scholars in the botanical sciences to conduct research that utilizes the living, library, and/or herbarium collections 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 Sargent Award 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 an award, 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 Sargent Award is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Jack Wittenberg through the Charles Sprague Sargent Fund.