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.
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.
Graduate Students and Advanced Undergraduates
- Ashton Award for Student Research
- Cunin / Sigal Research Award
- Deland Award for Student Research
- Shiu-Ying Hu Student/Postdoctoral Exchange Award
All Scholars (from students to faculty)
- Arnold Arboretum Genomics Initiative and Sequencing Award
- Jewett Prize
- Sargent Award for Visiting Scholars
- Sinnott Award
Application Deadline: Feb 1 annually for fellowship and awards
Application Deadline: March 15 annually for internship program