Kade Fellows

Since 2002, the Annette Kade Fellowship Program has provided the opportunity for French and German students to study at the Museum for 3 months, and for American Museum of Natural History graduate students to study at institutions across France and Germany for 3 months. With the support of the Annette Kade Charitable Trust Fund, an extraordinary array of talented international students have taken advantage of the Museum’s cutting-edge facilities and technology, world-class collections and the expertise of our curatorial faculty and scientific staff. At the same time, AMNH graduate students at the Museum have gained invaluable experience working with expert scientists at top institutions abroad. The Annette Kade Fellowship Program thus strengthens the Museum’s institutional partnerships and helps to build a better trained and more interactive international scientific community.

Under current pandemic circumstances we are not opening a call for Kade applications right now. We will be assessing  whether to accept applications in the winter/spring period when it may be more feasible

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The Annette Kade Fellows for 2018 are:


Ashleen Tan, a graduate student at Université de Bordeaux in France, has worked with Assistant Professor Nathalie Goodkin, Assistant Curator, Division of Physical Sciences. Ms. Tan worked on the project entitled “The equatorial and coastal coral puzzle: Understanding paleoclimate using Porites corals from Malacca Straits, Malaysia.” This project reconstructs paleoclimate to postulate a new insight into changes in ocean circulation and chemistry, especially in regions where there is a lack of reliable instrumental records.



Christopher Smith, a Masters student from Sorbonne University in Paris, has worked with Dr. Neil Landman, Curator in the Division of Paleontology, of Fossil Invertebrates. Mr. Smith worked on the project entitled “High-resolution reconstruction and 3D analyses of exceptionally preserved mysterious hook-like structures in ammonites.” During this project, state-of-the-art 3D imaging techniques were used in order to uncover the nature of enigmatic structures known in ammonites for over thirty years. Mr. Smith’s work led to a publication, and he has pursued his interests in palaeontology by doing a PhD in Dijon.

Prior Annette Kade Fellows:

Name Year AMNH Sponsor
Jens Barosch 2018 Denton Ebel
Ugo Lebreuilly 2018 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Stephen Schaffrath 2018 Lorenzo Prendini
Robin Tress 2017 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Rebecca Herzog 2017 Robert DeSalle
Jaayke Lynn Fiege 2017 James Webster
Daniel Dick 2016 Nancy Simmons
Carina Klein 2016 Neil Landman
 Nils Bigge 2015 George Harlow
Weibke Feindt 2015 Robert DeSalle
Bastian J. Klussmann-Fricke 2015 Lorenzo Prendini
Bernardo Santos 2015 Claire Villemant (MNHN) and Stefan Schmidt (ZSM)
Guillaume Bonnet  2014 George Harlow
Gerrit Budde 2014 Denton Ebel
Andrea Gatto 2014 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Taisiya G. Kopytova 2014 Rebecca Oppenheimer
Stephanie Loria (2nd award)    2014 Lorenzo Prendini
Niels Josephe Schoffelen     2014 Eunsoo Kim
Simone Hoffman     2014 Jin Meng
Weibke Feindt  2013 Rob DeSalle
Anna Ida Frauke Stebner   2012 Dave Grimaldi
Nina Mazur   2012 Dave Grimaldi
Stephanie Loria 2012 Lorenzo Prendini
Christian Baczynski   2011 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Miguel Pinto Baez 2010 Nancy Simmons
Natalie Raetigg    2010 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Ornella Bertrand  2009 John Flynn
Christoph Federath   2009 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Adrien Perrard 2009 James Carpenter
Juliane Schaer 2009 Susan Perkins
Isabelle Kruta  2008 Neil Landman
Thomas Peters 2008 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Alexis Carlotti       2007 Rebecca Oppenheimer
Jeremy Leconte 2007 Rebecca Oppenheimer
Anders Johansen  2006 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Isabelle Kruta 2006 Neil Landman
Jeff Oishi 2006 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Robert Schelly 2006 Melanie Stiassny
Julia Schwartzer 2006 Melanie Stiassny
Carsten Kamenz 2005 Lorenzo Prendini
Ilya Temkin 2004 Paula Mikkelson
Jerome Murienne 2004 Ward Wheeler
Christian Wirkner  2004 Lorenzo Prendini
Anne Katherine Japsen 2003 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low
Vincent Rousset 2003 Mark Siddall
Thorbjoern Schoenbeck   2003 Denton Ebel
Christiane Weirauch 2003 Toby Schuh
Diego Pol    2002 Mark Norell
Yuexing Li     2002 Mordecai -Mark Mac Low