Luesther T. Mertz Library Fellowships

Luesther T. Mertz Library

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 13, 2017

The Humanities Institute, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Libarry at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer a full-time residential Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2017 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities.

Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration, arts, and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Specific collections at NYBG should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic. Recipients will be given full access to the unique, historical collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the Archives, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, and the Living Collections, including the 250-acre historic landscape. Recipients are also encouraged to take advantage of the cultural and educational resources of New York City.

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Posted: November 28, 2016