Please note that a digitization project is underway; loans may take longer to process and access to the vascular plant collection may be interrupted during this time.
The Harvard University Herbaria include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the third largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.
Includes about 60,000 specimens and is the second largest repository for fossil plants in the United States. The collection, without peer for completeness of stratigraphic, geographic, and taxonomic coverage, is also rich in European material not available elsewhere in the United States.
Research Funding Opportunities
The HUH is pleased to offer resources that vary in focus, eligibility and application process to help researchers fund their work. We are currently accepting applications for the HUH Travel Grants (deadline Oct. 15) and HUH Research Fellowship (deadline Nov. 1). For more details about these programs, and all our funding opportunites, click here.