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 Grants, Lerner-Gray Marine Research Grants, Frank M. Chapman Memorial Grants and Collection Study Grants. Additionally, we have the Kade Fellowship to support graduate student exchanges between AMNH and French or German institutions.
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.
The purpose of this program is to partner with French and German institutions to permit an exchange of graduate students (Masters and PhD). 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)
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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 missions:
Frank M. Chapman Grants support and foster research in ornithology, both neontological and paleontological.
Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research - Early career researchers (including doctoral students) proposing to conduct research in systematics, evolution, ecology, zoology or paleontology of marine life and environments are invited to apply to the Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research. Grants made from this program generally range between $500 and $2,500.
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants - Early career researchers (including doctoral students) proposing to conduct research in any phase of wildlife conservation or related fields of North American fauna - terrestrial and freshwater (rivers, lakes, streams), extant or fossil - are invited to apply to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants. North America includes everything north of the Isthmus of Panama, including the Caribbean. Grants made from this program generally range between $500 and $3,500.
Collection Study Grants enable pre-doctoral, current/recent postdoctoral investigators and other early career 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.