Doctoral and Graduate Student Fellowships
American Museum of Natural History
Richard Gilder Graduate School
Deadline: December 15
Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program
The AMNH RGGS Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology is training the next generation of biologists through an integrative approach that focuses on the history, evolutionary relationships, and interactions among species. It utilizes the Museum’s strength and experience in research and training to educate a new generation of scientists and industry leaders. The AMNH provides exceptional support facilities for student research, with collections of more than 33 million specimens and artifacts. Training and research opportunities exist across a wide array of disciplines in comparative biology, incorporating research in systematic and evolutionary biology, paleontology, conservation biology, comparative genomics, computational biology, Earth history, anthropology, and biological and cultural diversity. Global fieldwork, with AMNH faculty, student-led or in partnership with others, provides exceptional research opportunities for students. RGGS students may take advantage of RGGS course cross-enrollment agreements with partner universities Columbia and the City University of New York. Armed with a Gilder School education, graduates will not only understand the history and diversity of life on Earth, but may contribute to advances in human health, biodiversity conservation, and other related biological research fields as well.
This is an accelerated program, designed for students to complete their degrees in four years. Students will earn a minimum of 62 credits through a combination of coursework, teaching assistantships, and individual dissertation research. The Richard Gilder Graduate School will typically provide full financial support to students matriculating in the Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program.
Graduate Fellowships at Collaborating Institutions
The AMNH Graduate Student Fellowship Program is an educational partnership with selected universities, and is dedicated to the training of Ph.D. candidates in the scientific disciplines practiced at the Museum. The university exercises educational jurisdiction over the students, and awards the degree. The Museum curatorial faculty sponsor typically serves as a graduate advisor, co-major professor or major professor, and adjunct university faculty member. The student benefits by having access to the staff and facilities of both the university and the Museum to carry out his/her training and research program. To be eligible, students must apply to both the host University’s Ph.D. program and the AMNH Graduate Student Fellowships Program.
Funding of students will be shared between the AMNH and their home institution, and any pertinent extramural grants or fellowships, and may cover a combination of fellowship and scholarship. Typically, funding is awarded for up to five years, contingent upon satisfactory progress. Due to different costs and agreements with each university, specific funding details are made available at the time that a fellowship is awarded