Research Funding Opportunities

The HUH is pleased to offer resources to help researchers fund their work through travel grants and fellowships. The resources vary in focus, eligibility and application process. Please see the individual descriptions below for more details.

HUH Travel Grant (PDF) 
The Harvard University Herbaria awards travel grants for research in plant, fungal, and algal biodiversity. The principal objective of these grants is to stimulate systematic research on neglected taxa or little studied regions of the world. Of particular interest are taxa with numerous poorly described species in institutional collections. We also encourage use of our libraries. Proposals are reviewed twice a year; application deadlines are 15 October and 1 April.

HUH Postdoctoral Fellowship 
The Harvard University Herbaria Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, to enable the fellow to work under the mentorship of a Harvard University faculty member. Fellowships will be awarded on an annual basis. The yearly application deadline for this program is 1 November. Applications must be submitted electronically via ARiES; a link will be made available here in early fall.

Friends of the Farlow Fellowships
The Friends of the Farlow supports fellowships for graduate student and professional study at the Farlow. Visit the FoF website for details.

Grants-in-Aid of Undergraduate Research
The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH), and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (AA) are pleased to award small grants in support of faculty-supervised research by Harvard College undergraduates. Funds from the HUH are primarily available to support projects in the field of plant biology. Priority is given to first-time applicants. Awards range from $500 to $2500 and may provide support for the academic year (fall and spring semesters) or summer.