Arnold Arboretum: Grants-In-Aid of Undergraduate Research

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Grant amount: US $500 - US $2,500

Next anticipated deadline: Sep 13, 2018

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 31, 2019, Mar 28, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Massachusetts

Location of residency: Massachusetts

University restriction: Harvard University

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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 and funds from the AA are primarily targeted for research utilizing the living collections.  Awards range from $500 to $2500 and may provide support for the academic year (fall and spring semesters) or summer. Applicants for spring and summer grants are strongly encouraged to simultaneously apply for research support from the Harvard College Research Program (HCRP).

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


  • Projects in any subject area are eligible for support.
  • Harvard College undergraduates only.


  • Priority may be given to projects that utilize MCZ, HUH, or AA research collections, laboratories and other facilities, and to related fieldwork. 
  • Priority is given to first-time applicants.
  • Projects that facilitate senior honors theses or associated preliminary studies are particularly encouraged.