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Research Opportunities

The Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden offers various research opportunities for scholars of the environmental humanities. These include full-time, residential Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships for Ph.D. students and recent post-doctoral researchers, as well as short-term Junior Mellon Fellowships (summer months) for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Fellows are invited to conduct research that involves an interdisciplinary approach to the environmental humanities, including landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration; book arts and botanical illustration, 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 announce a Call for Fellows for 2018–19. Recipients are expected to be in residence at The New York Botanical Garden and to devote themselves full-time to their research projects.

Application