These awards are sponsored by the NMNH Department of Botany and support the study of botanical specimens housed in the U.S. National Herbarium, with preference given to students or researchers who work on tropical plants.
The purpose of the Peter Buck Fellowship program is to support full-time, resident, independent research focused on utilizing the NMNH collections and facilities. Awardees are expected to be actively involved in the scholarly activities of the Museum and the NMNH community in general.
Kenneth Jay Boss fellowships provide financial support enabling graduate students to conduct independent collections-based research in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (IZ) at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).
Deep Time Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellows are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship (postdoctoral) in paleobiology relating to the goals of the Deep Time Initiative at the National Museum of Natural History. This fellowship involves commitment to research and to advancing science education and outreach for the public.