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Biology Department and the NY Botanical Garden

Graduate Opportunities in Botany at 
The New York Botanical Garden and Fordham University

The New York Botanical Garden and the Biology Department and Louis Calder Center of Fordham University are pleased to announce a new partnership to jointly train Ph.D. students in Biology. Students will have the opportunity to benefit from the strengths of both institutions and work on research projects that combine aspects of plant systematics, conservation biology, and ecology. 

Joint graduate students will have full access to the staff expertise and resources of both institutions, including NYBG’s new Pfizer plant research laboratory, Steere Herbarium, and Mertz Library, and Fordham’s Calder Center and the Biology Department’s broad range of courses in biology. Preference will be given to students whose interests combine field- and laboratory-based research, and who will actively use the collections and facilities of both institutions. 

Students must apply to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Fordham and to NYBG’s Graduate Studies Program. Funding packages and fellowships include tuition, health coverage, and an annual stipend. 

Applications to NYBG must be received by January 15, 2012, and to Fordham Univerisity by January 4, 2012.

Information on the graduate program at The New York Botanical Garden is available at New York Botanical Gardens Graduate Studies website or by contacting Lawrence M. Kelly.  
Information on Fordham University is available on the Department of Biologicial Sciences website or the Louis Calder Center of Fordham University website, or by contacting Dr. James D. Lewis at

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