The New York Botanical Garden offers fellowships every year to support Graduate Students working through our partner programs. Applications must be submitted to NYBG and at least one affiliated program. NYBG application here.
Graduate Fellowships in Botany
The New York Botanical Garden seeks prospective Ph.D. students to join the Graduate Studies Program. Qualified candidates should apply through NYBG and one or more of NYBG’s partner university programs: The City University of New York, Yale School of the Environment, New York University, Fordham University, Columbia University, and Cornell University.
Fields of study include systematics, genomics, biodiversity informatics, ecology, ethnobotany, food security, conservation biology, environmental science, and plant morphology, anatomy, and development. NYBG graduate students combine field- and laboratory-based research and actively use the collections and laboratory facilities at NYBG. Preference is given to candidates who will integrate diverse methodologies and leverage NYBG’s collections and professional networks to develop interdisciplinary research projects.
Interested candidates must submit applications to NYBG and an affiliated program. Deadlines for affiliated programs vary; NYBG applications must be received by January 15 each year.
Annette Kade Charitable Trust
Fellowship in Tropical Plant Systematics
(French or German students)
A graduate fellowship is available in tropical plant systematics at The New York Botanical Garden. In the 2024-25 academic year, one graduate fellowship will be granted by the Garden in association with the Annette Kade Charitable Trust. Funding is designated to support a German or French student who is doing doctoral research in tropical plant systematics in the broadest sense. Preference is given to candidates who will integrate diverse methodologies such as molecular systematics, genomics, bioinformatics, biogeography, or plant morphology and development.
Funding is available for students who are enrolled in French or German Ph.D. programs who would like to conduct dissertation research at NYBG. Preference will be given to students whose interests combine field- and laboratory-based research and who will actively use the collections and laboratory facilities at NYBG. Limited funds are also available to cover fieldwork and laboratory expenses related to the dissertation project. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 2024.