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Doctoral and Graduate Student Fellowships

Students applying to the Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program at the Richard Gilder Graduate School are automatically eligible for fellowship support from the school, provided in part by the generous support of Richard Gilder and the Gilder Foundation, Norma Hess (Hess Foundation, Inc.) and Sibyl Golden Family Foundation. We also offer Graduate Fellowships for students interested in earning a Ph.D. at one of our partner institutions (currently Columbia University, CUNY, NYU and Cornell University), when they are advised by an AMNH curator. You may also apply for cofunding in the following areas:  Fellowship in Evolutionary PrimatologyTheodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund: North American terrestrial fauna or the Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research: Marine Biology.

AMNH Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program

The AMNH Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology is training the next generation of biologists through an integrative approach focused on the history, evolutionary relationships, and interactions among species. It builds on the Museum’s strength and experience in research and training, educating a new generation of scientists to become leaders in understanding the history and diversity of life on Earth and in disseminating their work in ways that will support advances in biological research, human health, biodiversity conservation, and other related fields. This is an accelerated program, designed for students to complete their degrees in four years. The Richard Gilder Graduate School will typically provide full financial support to students matriculating in the Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program.   

The Richard Gilder Graduate School will provide full financial support to students matriculating in the Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program.

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Graduate Student Fellowship Program (Collaborative Ph.D. Programs)

The AMNH Graduate Student Fellowship Program is an educational partnership with selected universities, dedicated to the training of Ph.D. candidates in those scientific disciplines practiced at the Museum. The university exercises education jurisdiction over the students and awards the degree. At least one Museum curator serves as a graduate advisor, co-major professor or major professor, and adjunct university faculty member. The student benefits by having the staff and facilities of both the university and the Museum in order to carry on his/her training and research. The current joint graduate training programs are with four universities: Columbia University provides students opportunities in anthropology, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, earth and planetary sciences and evolutionary, ecological, and environmental biology; Cornell University in entomology; the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in earth and planetary sciences, paleontology and evolutionary biology; and New York University in molecular biology.

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Fellowship in Evolutionary Primatology

Funded by the National Science Foundation IGERT program, the fellowship is part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and global effort to train the next generation of scientists in primate (including human) evolution, comparative morphology, paleontology, systematics, genetics, genomics, behavior, ecology, and conservation, as well as related areas of evolutionary modeling, faunal analysis, geochemistry and paleoecology of primate-bearing systems. Building on the distinctive strengths of the AMNH, students supported through this fellowship are not limited solely to research on primates, but would be expected to study living or fossil mammals linked to ecosystems that include primates, and contribute actively to the broader NYCEP community through participation in a NYCEP research internship, course and seminar. By NSF rules, our IGERT fellowship in Evolutionary Primatology are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. 

Fellows in this program may be admitted to the Richard Gilder Graduate School (RGGS) PhD in Comparative Biology program. An AMNH IGERT graduate fellowship also may be awarded to work with an AMNH faculty member who also is on the NYCEP (New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology) faculty, via application to our collaborative PhD programs with Columbia University (DEES and E3B departments) or CUNY (Biology and Earth & Environmental Sciences departments).

To apply, use the application for the Comparative Biology PhD Program and collaborative programs, due December 15. The application includes the opportunity to indicate and detail your interest in evolutionary primatology.

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