Arnold Arboretum: Deland Award for Student Research

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Massachusetts

Location of residency: Massachusetts

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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University achieves excellence in scholarship and contributes to the advancement of society as an international center for the study of plants. Integrating eminent living and archival collections for discovery and dissemination of knowledge to the students of Harvard University, local educational institutions, and the public, the Arnold Arboretum is a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation of plants, horticulture, and biodiversity.

The Arnold Arboretum provides exceptional resources for woody plant research. The living collection, numbering some 15,000 plants, is distinguished as one of the most thoroughly documented collections of temperate woody plants in the world. Taxonomic diversity and breadth within the collection are noteworthy, and the floras of China, Japan, and Korea are particularly well represented.

The Deland Award for Student Research supports investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on the comparative biology of woody plants, including developmental biology, physiology, genetics, reproductive biology, or ecology. 

The Deland Award for Student Research is made possible by the generosity of F. Stanton Deland Jr. and the Deland family through the Deland Award Endowment.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Awards are granted to support student research expenses and, in some cases, living expenses incurred during the research period. 
  • Applicant must be an advanced undergraduate or graduate student.


  • Preference is given to students whose research utilizes the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum.


  • Awards are not intended to serve as a salary stipend for students.