New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) - The Humanities Institute - Fellowship Program

Amount Note:

The fellowship includes health benefits. Fellows are also eligible for a travel stipend.

Eligibility Note:

Postdoctoral researchers who are no more than four years from graduation are eligible to apply. Fellowships can be activated as early as April 1, 2018, and no later than September 6, 2018. 

The Humanities Institute, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer a full-time, residential Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2018 for current PhD students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities.

Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration, arts and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Specific collections at NYBG should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic. Recipients will be given full access to the unique, historical collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the Archives, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, and the Living Collections, including the 250-acre historic landscape. Recipients are also encouraged to take advantage of the cultural and educational resources of New York City.

Last Updated On: 2016-11-11

Go Back