We are pleased to announce new Arboretum Research Fellowships, which will be available for graduate student researchers beginning in summer 2019. We are soliciting proposals that will address our mission and vision and build on a tradition that began with the earliest plantings to establish tallgrass prairie in 1935 and continued with subsequent experiments to maintain these early restorations. While we are committed to continuing this long tradition of research on adaptive restoration, the Arboretum is also a valuable research site for studies in botany, landscape ecology, horticulture, soil science, wildlife ecology, environmental engineering, social science, and public health. Proposals may address any of these areas or other areas that utilize Arboretum land and other resources.
There are two fellowship opportunities. The Leopold Fellowship (one award) includes full support (academic year and summer stipend) for up to three years. Arboretum Research Fellowships (3–5 awards per year) can include summer stipend, undergraduate research assistants, materials, analyses, or other research needs for up to $8,000. Full details are in the request for proposals.