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Mertz Library Humanities

Research Opportunities

The Humanities Institute is currently accepting applications for two full-time Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowships in the Food Humanities for the academic year 2022–23.

The Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden offers various research opportunities 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; an Oral Histories Summer Research Assistant 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 Fellowships & Internships

Apply for Oral Histories Summer Research Assistant