Shortcut Navigation:

Research Grants and Student Exchange Fellowships

Seed research grants are available for students and young professionals intending to do field-based research, as well as to use the AMNH collections. These include Theodore Roosevelt Memorial GrantsLerner-Gray Marine Research GrantsChapman Memorial Grants and Collection Study Grants. Additionally, we have the Kade Fellowship to support graduate student exchanges between AMNH and French or German institutions. 

Anthropology Internship Program

The Anthropology Internship Program offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs in anthropology and related fields to work on projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of curatorial staff in the museum or in the field. In addition to Curatorial Research, internships can be considered in collections management, archives, and conservation. Internships are offered for periods ranging from three months to one year depending on the project. Grants provide monthly stipends for periods of two months to one year. The minimum work requirement for a paid internship is two days per week.

For more information, please go here or contact Anita Caltabiano, Director of Internship Program, Division of Anthropology at

Annette Kade Graduate Student Exchange Fellowship Program

The purpose of this program is to partner with French and German institutions to permit an exchange of graduate students. This program will allow students to spend 3 months during the year at a selected university in France or Germany or for French and German students to come to the AMNH for 3 months. We expect that the students will have the opportunity to explore new cultures and enrich their lives with new contacts and friendships.  (*Note‐ Late applications and applications that do not conform entirely with our specifications will not be considered)

Read about our Recent Kade Fellows

*Please note this application works best with the latest versions of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox

Next Deadline Instructions Link to Application

November 2, 2015


Join our Mailing List!

Grant Programs for Students, Postdoctoral Trainees, and Research Scientists

The AMNH Grants Program offers modest short term awards to advanced students, postdoctoral trainees, and scientific researchers who are commencing their careers in the fields covered by AMNH. Grants are available from four funds each having specific restrictions:
Frank M. Chapman Grants support and foster research in ornithology, both neontological and paleontological.
Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research support marine zoology.
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants support research on North American fauna in any phase of wildlife conservation or natural history and  includes everything north of the Isthmus of Panama, including the Caribbean.
Collection Study Grants enable pre-doctoral, recent postdoctoral investigators and research scientists to study the scientific collections at the American Museum of Natural History in in the divisions of Anthropology, Invertebrate Zoology, Physical Sciences, Paleontology, and Vertebrate Zoology. The awards partially support travel and subsistence for scientists on short term AMNH visits. Note that the application cycle for Collection Study Grants has changes from twice a year to a single annual application deadline of May 1.  (*Note‐ Late applications and applications that do not conform entirely with our specifications will not be considered)
In 2015, AMNH awarded 18 Frank M. Chapman Grants, 38 Lerner-Gray Grants, 29 Theodore Roosevelt Grants, 4 Kade Grants, and 17 Collection Study Grants.
Program Name Next Deadline Instructions Link to Application
Collection Study May 1, 2016 Join Our Mailing List
Theodore Roosevelt Grant February 15,  2016 Apply Now!
Lerner-Gray Grants March 15, 2016 Apply Now!

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Maps and Directions