Title Harvard University Herbaria Research Fellowship
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
The Harvard University Herbaria (HUH; https:// huh.harvard.edu) invites
nominations and direct applications for the Harvard University Herbaria
Research Fellowship, a fellowship in plant and/or fungal science. We
especially seek outstanding early-career scientists and collections
professionals who see new opportunities and innovations for collections-based
research. The goal of the program is to facilitate collections-based research
using resources at the HUH which include more than five million specimens of
algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants with complementary Libraries and
Archives. The collection includes herbarium sheet material of extant species
as well as a paleobotanical and archaeobotanical collection and artifacts of
economically important plants and fungi.
The HUH include six collections that, together, form one of the largest
university herbarium collections in the world, and the third largest herbarium
in the United States. With its state-of-the art research laboratories,
computational facilities, and world class libraries, the HUH have been a
centerpiece of biodiversity science. More information about the HUH can be
found on its website https:// huh.harvard.edu/.
The Harvard University Herbaria Research Fellowship is awarded for two years,
with the second year of funding contingent upon successful performance during
the first year. The fellowship in intended to enable the fellow to work
independently under the mentorship of a Harvard University faculty member.
The Fellow must initiate their term at the HUH within one year of notification
of award and will be expected to be in full-time residence during their
The Harvard University Herbaria Fellowship provides a modest stipend
commensurate with years of postdoctoral experience plus additional allowance
for travel and research expenses.
Applications are sought from early career individuals in plant and fungal
research. Applicants must have their Doctorate prior to initiating their term
at the HUH. Preference will be given to applicants not currently affiliated
with Harvard University. International candidates are welcome to apply.
Fellowships are awarded through a competitive review process. To be considered
for an award, please submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Research proposal. No longer than 4 pages, single-spaced, and should
describe (i) the nature and scope of the proposed research project; (ii)
the approach and methods to be employed; (iii) how the study would benefit
from the use of the collections of the HUH; (iv) all laboratory and
equipment requirements; and (v) the overall importance of the study.
References should be included but do not count as part of the 4-page limit.
3. Research budget. A modest budget is available for research and travel
costs. Applicants should submit a simple, 1-page budget that itemizes the
research and travel costs associated with the proposed project.
4. Curriculum vitae
5. Three references. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the
application is complete only when all three letters have been received.
Letters of recommendation are due within 3 weeks of the application
submission, but no later than January 21, 2022.
Inquiries may be made by email to Jeannette Everritt at
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5
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