Graduate Students

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Graduate Fellowships at Fairchild
NOW Accepting Applications for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Interested in flexing your science communication muscles and inspiring the next generation of scientists? Join Fairchild’s Graduate Fellowship program.

We are currently seeking Ph.D. students/candidates studying biology, agriculture, environmental science, or other related disciplines to join the Fairchild Graduate Fellowship program. 

Our unique fellowship program offers:  

  • up to three years of financial support to work with our award-winning education program, The Fairchild Challenge, BioTECH (Fairchild’s Botany Magnet High School) or Growing Beyond Earth (indoor agriculture research partnership with NASA.
  • access to our world-renowned tropical plant collection and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • admission into university courses taught at Fairchild 
  • training in the core disciplines that contribute to conservation biology, such as systematics, ecology, evolutionary biology, and genetics
  • opportunities for applied projects that make a difference in protecting tropical biodiversity and the lives of people dependent on this diversity

Through this program, students serve as part-time teaching assistants with Fairchild’s award-winning educational outreach programs. For the right kind of student, our program can provide fantastic opportunities for developing skills in science education and public outreach.

Please submit a letter of interest, official undergraduate transcripts, GRE scores, and CV to Amy Padolf, Director of Education, at Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2024

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Administrator of Graduate Studies at Fairchild
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