Research Fellowship and Awards at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University


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 studentspost-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 collectionherbarium, plant records, library and archivesgreenhouse and laboratories, and the expertise of its staff.

There is currently one fellowship, eight awards, and an internship program. Applicants must submit a research proposal online by Feb 1. Applicants must apply for the internship program by March 15. Please see the website for the specific requirements of each award.
Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students and Advanced Undergraduates

Post-doctoral Fellows

All Scholars (from students to faculty)


Application Deadline: Feb 1 annually for fellowship and awards

Application Deadline: March 15 annually for internship program