Arnold Arboretum: Ashton Award for Student Research

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University


Grant amount: Up to US $4,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

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 Ashton Award for Student Research supports investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology.

The Ashton Award for Student Research is made possible by the generosity of Professor Peter Ashton and his wife Mary Ashton through the Peter and Mary Ashton Training Fund.

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

Eligibility:

  • Award available to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
  • The award is not limited to universities in the United States or to US citizens.
  • Awards are granted to support student research expenses.
  • Award is for study of Asian forest biology.