Francesca Grifo grifo at AMNH.ORG
Fri Oct 13 17:53:16 CDT 1995

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Program:  The International Graduate Student Fellowships Program at the
Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation  provides an outstanding
opportunity for non U.S. citizens to study a diversified curriculum in
systematics, biodiversity, conservation, and public policy.  Students are
able to choose among the numerous offerings of four major universities to
create a graduate program from which they will bring an interdisciplinary
mix of skills and experience to bear on the environmental problems of their

Students are part of a joint Museum-university program offering the Ph.D.
degree.  Under the direction of a Museum curator, students will attend
classes and seminars at both the Museum and their chosen university.

Eligibility:  This program is open to non U.S. citizens.  Applications are
particularly encouraged from students from developing nations.  Applicants
must have a bachelors degree, and be able to fulfill university admission
requirements.  These include TOEFL and Gradute Record Examinations.

Awards:  The fellowship will provide travel assistance, stipend support for
12 months, and tuition.   Support is for 4 years, renewable annually
providing the student remains in good standing.

Contact:  Applicants should first contact the Office of Grants and
Fellowships to discuss their interests, background and eligibility for the

Application Procedure:   Students must simultaneously apply to the Museum
AND to one of 4 cooperating universities depending on field of study.

        1. Application to the Museum  is on prescribed forms and will
include a resume of the student's academic background, work experience,
research interests, statement of purpose, and the names of two referees
familiar with the student's work.   Application deadline is January 1,
        2. Application to one of the universities listed below should be
made based on field of interest and submitted by the university's deadline
date.  Students should contact the university for application forms.

Evolutionary Biology:  Office of Admissions, The Graduate School, The City
University of New York, 33 West 42 Street, New York, NY 10036-8099
Deadline:  April 15, 1996

Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences:  Office of Student Affairs, The
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, 107 Low Library,
New York, NY 10027  Deadline:  January 4, 1996

Biology/Systematics:  Department of Biology, Graduate Program, Yale
University, P.O. Box 208103, New Haven, CT 06520-8103   Deadline:  January
2, 1996

Entomology:  Office of Admissions, The Graduate School, Cornell University,
Sage Graduate Center, Ithaca, NY  14853-6201  Deadline:  January 10, 1996

Request Museum application forms and further information from:
        Office of Grants and Fellowships
        American Museum of Natural History
        Central Park West at 79th Street
        New York, NY 10024
        Telephone:   212-769-5467       Fax:    212-769-5495
        E-mail:   bynum at

Francesca T. Grifo, Ph.D.                     e-mail: grifo at
Director                                      phone:  212-769-5742
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation      fax:    212-769-5495
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York City, New York 10024

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