Sinnott Award

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2021

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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

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About this funder:



The Sinnott Award provides support for scholars in the botanical sciences to conduct research that utilizes the living collection of the Arnold Arboretum. Numbering some 15,000 plants, the living collection is distinguished as one of the most thoroughly documented collections of temperate woody plants in the world. Additional Arboretum resources include the herbariumlibrary and archives, and state-of-the art laboratories.

The Sinnott Award 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.

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


  • Applications are sought from early-career individuals including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and assistant professors.
  • Awards are granted to support research expenses and/or travel expenses associated with the proposed research.


  • Preference is given to those applicants that will be in residence at the Arboretum for a portion of the research.


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