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Putnam Fellowship in Plant Science


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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites applicants for research fellowships in plant science. Putnam Fellowships offer excellent opportunities for advanced research and study using the Arboretum's living collections of woody plants and research facilities. Scientists with a PhD and who have identified an independent research project that would utilize the Arboretum's living collections are encouraged to apply.

Putnam Fellows conduct basic and applied research in the plant sciences. The goal of the program is to facilitate the research use of the Arboretum's living collections, thereby stimulating their use within the larger scientific community. The research topics of past Putnam Fellows have included evolutionary biology, taxonomy and systematics, molecular and developmental biology, physiological ecology, propagation, and plant-insect and/or -pathogen interactions. The Putnam Fellowship Program has attracted a diverse array of scholars, and many have gone on to be leaders in academia and public horticulture.

The Arnold Arboretum provides exceptional resources for woody plant research. The living collection, numbering some 15,000 plants, in over 2,200 species, is distinguished as one of the most thoroughly documented collections of temperate woody plants in the world. Taxonomic diversity and breadth within the collection are noteworthy, and the floras of China, Japan, and Korea are particularly well represented.

Applications are sought from early-career individuals with a PhD in plant biology, evolution, plant genetics, plant ecology, horticulture, or related discipline. Applicants must have their PhD when they initiate their term at the Arboretum. Applicants should be well positioned to conduct original, independent research and to publish their findings in peer-reviewed publications. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English. We encourage applications from those under-represented in the sciences.

The Putnam Fellowship award provides stipends of up to $53,000 per year, depending on the duration of the fellowship. In addition, modest support is available for research and travel costs. Putnam Fellows are full-time employees of Harvard University during their tenure and are eligible for health insurance benefits. Putnam Fellows are expected to be in full-time residence at the Arboretum during their tenure and are provided office and research space.

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upcoming deadlineRecently updated.accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/1/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Harvard University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Cellular Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Genetics & Genomics
Horticulture
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Climate Change
Evolutionary Biology
Global Change
Phylogenetics & Phylogenomics
Plant Biology
Plant Ecology
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology
Plant Systems Biology

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