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Earn your degree from the Richard Gilder Graduate School

The Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH offers a wide range of training opportunities for students and postdoctoral trainees in the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. These include not only the Museum’s unique Doctoral Program in Comparative Biology, but also a variety of fellowship opportunities for both students and scientists, ranging from small grants in support of collection visits through collaborative Ph.D. programs involving other universities in New York State.

“As a graduate student in the AMNH, I was immersed in the exhilarating atmosphere of non-stop scientific discovery, intellectual debate, and passion for biodiversity.”

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Comparative Biology

Other Degrees

  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
  • Doctor of Science (Sc.D.), Honorary

Other Fellowship Opportunities and Grants

  • Graduate Student Fellowship Program
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • Grants Program for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Trainees
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
  • Collection Study Grants

Review our full list of fellowship opportunities

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Cheryl Y. Hayashi

1996 Ph.D. in AMNH-Yale collaborative program
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of California Riverside
2007 MacArthur Fellow

Photo Credit: The MacArthur Foundation

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