Current opportunity to join Zwieniecki Lab
Mercer and Putnam Research Fellowships in Plant Biology
ongoing programThe Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites applications for two year research fellowships in evolutionary biology, biogeography, systematics, development, ecology, genetics, and physiology. The Fellowships are intended for people of outstanding talent whose work in the field of plant biology holds exceptional promise. Candidates are expected to pursue independent research projects, but must be sponsored by a research scientist or faculty member based at the Arnold Arboretum (www.arboretum.harvard.edu), Harvard University Herbaria (www.huh.harvard.edu), or Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (www.oeb.harvard.edu). Priority will be given to candidates whose research makes use of the extensive living, preserved and library collections of the Arnold Arboretum and Harvard University Herbarium.
The stipend for Mercer/Putnam Fellows will be $40,000 per annum plus benefits, with up to $12,000 additional funds available for research costs. Approximately three Fellowships will be awarded each year. Candidates will be notified of the results of the competition in February (each year) and a general announcement of the awards will be made in the spring.
Applications should include the following:
Research proposal (limited to eight single-spaced pages, 12-point font, 1-inch margins including a proposed budget of research costs)
Statement of relevance of proposed research to applicant’s career goals
Letter of support from the Harvard sponsor(s)
Three letters of recommendation
Review of applications will begin on December 1.
Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Robert Cook, Director
Jamaica Plain , MA 02130
Fellowships are also available for projects in horticulture and for sabbatical visits. Interested individuals should contact the director for details.