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.
The Humanities Institute is pleased to offer three full-time, residential Research Fellowships for the academic year 2020 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to study areas such as landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; environmental justice, as well as the history and philosophy of botany; ethnobotany; botanical arts and illustration. During this period, recipients are expected to devote themselves full-time to the research fellowship under the direction of the Humanities Director and expert staff of the Mertz Library and Archives, without undertaking other major activities.
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