Mertz Library Humanities

Research Opportunities

The Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden offers various research opportunities and internships for students and visiting scholars focused on the field of Food Humanities. These include a full-time, residential Research Fellowships for Ph.D. students and recent post-docs; a Mellon Summer Internship in Oral Histories for graduate students; a short-term summer Urban Foodways Internship Program for local college students; and a Visiting Scholarship Program in Food Humanities for established researchers. Students and scholars are invited to conduct their own research involving interdisciplinary approaches to Food Studies, with special focus on the multi-cultural communities in the Bronx. For their research, candidates have access to the important collections at NYBG, including the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the Archives, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, the Edible Academy and the Garden’s Living Collections.

Apply for Mellon Summer Internship—Oral Histories