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1927 Map of the Arboretum

Programs and Opportunities

Stacey Leicht Young, Putnam Fellow, collects samples for 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. For questions about the research fellowships, awards, or internship, please contact Faye Rosin, director of research facilitation.

Meet our Putnam and Global Change Fellows, Awardees, and DaRin Butz Interns from past years.

Applications are accepted yearly beginning Nov 5. The deadline for fellowships is Jan 11, for awards is Feb 1, and for the internship program is Feb 15.

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

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

Horticultural Training – Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University