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Mertz Library Humanities

Research Opportunities

The Humanities Institute is not currently accepting applications for research fellowships in the academic year 2021–22. For details please e-mail

The Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden offers various research opportunities for scholars of the environmental humanities. These include full-time, residential Research Fellowships for Ph.D. students and recent post-doctoral researchers, as well as short-term Junior Fellowships (summer months) for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Fellows are invited to conduct research that involves an interdisciplinary approach to the environmental humanities, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature and the natural environment to the human experience. Specific collections at NYBG—the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the Archives, and the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium—should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic.