Fellowships of the American Museum of Natural History

Grants and Fellowships of the American Museum of Natural History

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Grants and Fellowships of the American Museum of Natural History


The American Museum of Natural History offers competitive grants and fellowships in areas broadly related to its scientific and educational objectives. These areas include the fields of vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, paleozoology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences. This site describes the programs that provide the support, and gives instructions to individuals who wish to apply.

Four major programs are involved: Grants, Research Fellowships, Graduate Student Fellowships (including International Graduate Student Fellowships), and Research Experiences for Undergraduates.


The Grants Program offers modest, short-term awards to cover research expenses. These awards intended principally to assist advanced pre-doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers, although there are no formal educational restrictions for application.

The Research Fellowship Program offers salary and modest expenses to a scholar to carry out a specific project within a prescribed time period at the American Museum or one of its field stations. The period can be up to two years. Fellowships are available to candidates with a doctoral degree or its equivalent.

The Graduate Student Fellowship Program offers stipend and health benefits to Ph.D. candidates training in those scientific disciplines practiced at the Museum. The student must gain admission to one of four universities participating in this Program, and apply to and be approved by the Museum.

The Annette Kade Graduate Student Fellowship Program, to partner with French and German institutions and permit an exchange of graduate students. This program will allow AMNH graduate students to spend 3 months during the year at a selected university in France or Germany and would also allow 2 French and German students to come here for 3 months.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and offers summer internships to qualified undergraduate students. During a 10 week period students participate actively as researchers on projects with Museum scientists in Evolutionary Biology or in Physical Sciences. Students must be US citizens enrolled as an undergraduate in a university or college at the time of application.

Anthropology Internship Program offers internships for undergraduates and graduates to work on projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of curatorial staff in the museum or in the field.

Request further information from:

Office of Grants and Fellowships, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, Fax: (212) 769-5495, E-mail: grants@amnh.org

Website : www.research.amnh.org

Grants and Fellowships of the American Museum of Natural History