Arnold Arboretum: James R. Jewett Prize

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Massachusetts

Location of residency: Massachusetts

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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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 Harvard Botanical Library contains 250,000 volumes, while the Harvard University Herbaria holds over 5,000,000 specimens.

The Jewett Prize enables the Arnold Arboretum to support original research by visiting scholars, foster collegial exchanges and partnerships, and demonstrate the research value of the Arboretum’s collections.

The Jewett Prize is made possible by the generosity of Prof. James R. Jewett through the James R. Jewett Fund.

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


  • The James R. Jewett Prize is awarded to researchers studying the biology of flowers and/or fruits.
  • Awards are granted to support research expenses and/or travel expenses associated with the proposed research.


  • Preference is given to visiting scholars who plan to utilize the living collection of the Arnold Arboretum.


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