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1927 Map of the Arboretum

Programs and Opportunities

Stacey Leicht Young, Putnam Fellow, Research in the Collections.

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University promotes and supports research consistent with its mission to discover and disseminate knowledge of the plant kingdom. To foster both independent and collaborative work, the Arboretum offers fellowships and awards to students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals of the biological and horticultural sciences. Applicants are encouraged to define and develop paths of inquiry using the Arboretum’s resources, including its world-renowned living collection, herbarium, plant records, library and archives, greenhouse and laboratories, and the expertise of its staff. Please visit the links below for additional information about each opportunity.

Meet our Putnam Fellows and Awardees from past years.

Applications are accepted yearly. The deadline for fellowships and awards is Feb 1. The deadline for the internship program is March 1.

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students and Advanced Undergraduates

Post-doctoral Fellows

All Scholars (from students to faculty)

Additional Opportunities at the Arboretum

The Environmental Fellows Program (post-doctoral fellowship) and Summer Research Opportunities (for Harvard undergraduates) – Harvard University Center for the Environment Arboretum Faculty Fellow hosts:  William (Ned) Friedman, Noel (Missy) Holbrook, Rosetta Elkin

Grants-In-Aid of Undergraduate Research – Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), and Harvard University Herbaria (HUH)

Living Collections Fellowship – Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Hunnewell Internships – Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University