Graduate Student Fellowship Program (Collaborative Ph.D. Programs)

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Counties in New York: New York County, Suffolk County, Tompkins County

University restriction: New York University Cornell College City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center State University of New York at Stony Brook Columbia University

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The AMNH Graduate Student Fellowship Program is an educational partnership with selected universities, dedicated to the training of Ph.D. candidates in those scientific disciplines practiced at the Museum. The university exercises education jurisdiction over the students and awards the degree. At least one Museum curator serves as a graduate advisor, co-major professor or major professor, and adjunct university faculty member. The student benefits by having the staff and facilities of both the university and the Museum in order to carry on their training and research.

The current joint graduate training programs include five universities:

  • Columbia University provides students opportunities in anthropology, paleontology, earth and planetary sciences, and ecology, evolutionary, and environmental biology;
  • Cornell University in entomology;
  • The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in earth and planetary sciences, paleontology, and evolutionary biology;
  • New York University in molecular biology; and
  • Stony Brook University in astronomy and astrophysics. 

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


  • To be eligible for the AMNH Graduate Fellowship, students must apply to both the host University’s Ph.D. program and to the AMNH Graduate Student Fellowships Program.
  • Only new, first-time Ph.D. applicants will be considered. 
  • To be eligible students must apply to a Ph.D. program in the collaborated universities.
  • The current collaborations are with Columbia University, City University of New York (CUNY), Cornell University, Stony Brook University, and New York University (NYU).


  • Students already matriculated in a Ph.D. program are not eligible to apply