Mellon Fellowship at the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute

Application deadline:   March 10, 2016

The Humanities Institute, a division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2016 current PhD students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit an application for a project that would expand the Garden’s role in humanities scholarship.

Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; botanical and environmental history, philosophy and policy; urban design and urban social history; cultural anthropology; and botanical exploration and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Specific collections in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and Archives should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic. The Institute is especially interested in combining knowledge from fields within the arts and sciences to promote new thought about the history of botany, and landscape and garden design, and forward new solutions for modern society’s relationship with the build environment.

Fellowship tenure is 9 months (begun between May 1st and September 1st) and includes a $42,000 stipend plus health benefits.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:–2016.pdf and