Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships and Awards

Cary Pirone

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 or download a flyer that briefly describes all eight programs.

Applications are accepted yearly between Nov 5 – Feb 1. Submit applications here.

Putnam Fellowships in Plant Science

Ashton Award for Student Research

Cunin / Sigal Research Award

Deland Award for Student Research

Shiu-Ying Hu Student/Postdoctoral Exchange Award

Jewett Prize

Sargent Award for Visiting Scholars

Sinnott Award


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 hosts:  William (Ned) Friedman, Elizabeth Wolkovich

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


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