Sargent Award for Visiting Scholars
Submit Application online between November 15, 2013 and February 1, 2014
The Arnold Arboretum provides exceptional resources for woody plant research. The living collection, numbering some 15,000 plants, is distinguished as one of the most thoroughly documented collections of temperate woody plants in the world. Taxonomic diversity and breadth within the collection are noteworthy, and the floras of China, Japan, and Korea are particularly well represented. The Harvard Botanical Library contains 250,000 volumes, while the Harvard University Herbaria holds over 5,000,000 specimens.
The Sargent Award enables the Arnold Arboretum to support original research by visiting scholars, foster collegial exchanges and partnerships, and demonstrate the research value of the Arboretum’s collections.
Awards of up to $5,000 are granted to support research expenses and/or travel expenses associated with the proposed research.
Awards are granted through a competitive review process. Selection of recipient(s) will be based on the educational background of the applicant and their readiness to conduct the proposed research; the quality of the proposed research; and the relevance of the proposed research to the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum.
To be considered for an award, online applications should include the following:
- Cover letter;
- 1-2 page research statement that describes your research project and how additional funding via the Sargent Award would further your research aims. Include how the Arboretum Arboretum collections will be utilized;
- 1-page itemized budget;
- Project time-line and anticipated start and end dates;
- Curriculum vitae.
For questions about the award, Arboretum resources, research proposal or submission process, contact the selection committee (Email).
The Sargent Award is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Jack Wittenberg through the Charles Sprague Sargent Fund.