The Graduate Studies Program, begun in 1896, currently enrolls 41 students who are carrying out studies in systematic and economic botany at field sites around the world. It is one of the few programs with expertise that spans the spectrum of both systematic and economic botany. As a result of this broad range of research interests, students may choose from a cornucopia of courses and subject areas to design unique areas of study. The Program is operated in conjunction with the Plant Sciences Program at the Lehman College campus of the City University of New York (CUNY), the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) of Columbia University, the Biology Department at Cornell University, the Biology Department at New York University (NYU), and The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies of Yale University. Perhaps the program's most distinctive characteristic is its flexibility, including multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary study. In addition to the core courses in plant sciences, students may take courses in biology or numerous other disciplines at nearby colleges, including City College, Hunter College, the CUNY Graduate Center and Queens College. Furthermore, an agreement between all major universities in New York City entitles students to register for courses in virtually any school in the city.
The broad range of courses offered throughout the New York area and
the opportunity to interact with researchers in the natural and the social
sciences provide a unique opportunity to develop skills in different fields
relating to systematics and economic botany. These include phytochemistry,
molecular biology, ecological physiology, archaeology, anthropology, linguistics,
economics, computer modeling and nutrition.
Garden offers Graduate Fellowships for study in systematic and economic
botany. Appointments begin July 1 or September 1 annually by special arrangement.
Each fellow is expected to devote half-time to formal graduate study, leading
to a Ph.D. degree in biology from one of the universities mentioned above,
and half-time to assisting different research projects and related activities,
such as curatorial work, within the institution. The stipend is approximately
$15,000 a year and is paid in 26 biweekly installments. A paid vacation
of four weeks is offered each year. Tuition required by the universities
and medical insurance are paid in full by the Garden. Fellowships may be
renewed annually, contingent on satisfactory scholastic progress. Fellows
are expected to complete their degree in five years.
Financial support is also available directly from the participating universities in the form of fellowships, assistantships, and loans. Prospective students should contact the university of interest to learn about such possibilities.
|The New York Botanical Garden has one of the outstanding botanical libraries in the world, with more than 1,250,000 accessions, an herbarium with over 6,500,000 specimens and 10,000 species of living plants housed in several greenhouses including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Students also have access to a large number of laboratory facilities and instrumentation at the Garden. These include an electron microscope, environmental chambers and instrumentation for radiobiological, biochemical, anatomical, molecular, phytochemical, chemosystematic, numerical taxonomy and vegetational studies. The newest addition to the Garden's laboratory capacity is provided through the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies.|
Graduate Studies Program
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York 10458-5126
of NYBG Staff & Affiliates
Applications for fellowships must be filed by January 15 annually. Appointments will be made by March 15 annually.
The Graduate Division
City University of New York
33 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036-8099
405 Low Library
New York, NY 10027
The Graduate School
Sage Graduate Center
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Graduate Admissions Office, Room B2
6 Washington Square North
New York University
New York, NY 10003
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
205 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511