NYBG Mellon Fellowship Program for Environmental Humanities

Food Humanities, Food Culture and Food Justice

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The New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, offers a Visiting Scholarship for an established researcher in the field of Food Humanities, a rich interdisciplinary and humanistic area of research that explores Food Culture and Food Justice with a special focus on the Bronx, NY. The selected scholar, researcher, or artist-researcher may work on a thesis, book chapter, article for publication, (digital) exhibition, or artwork, accessing and using the renowned historical collections in the Mertz Library, Steere Herbarium, as well as the African American Garden and Bronx Green-Up Community Food Hubs in the borough of the Bronx.

The application period runs from April 1–May 31, 2024. The selected Fellow will receive an $8,000 grant for a 3-week to 1-month term during the summer or autumn of 2024, as most convenient to their own schedule. The Visiting Scholar will meet with members of the advisory committee and NYBG staff to discuss progress and obtain guidance for accessing the Garden’s collections. At the end of the term, the Visiting Scholar is required to give a presentation about their research and/or food humanities-related artwork or (digital) exhibition.

Application Guidelines

The Mellon Visiting Scholarship is available to scholars, researchers and/or artists with a special research project who are U.S. citizens or scholars currently authorized to work in the U.S. with a relationship to the Bronx, NY.

Application will be accepted through:

May 31, 2024
Award Announced: end of June, 2024

Application Requirements
Applicants are required to submit the following, via the form below:

  • Bio/Resume
  • Preliminary Proposal – up to 500 words. A concise statement of your proposed research at NYBG, or artistic project.
  • Publication or Work Samples – articles or books and/or samples of your artistic work created within the last five years.
  • Two recommendations

For more information please email NYBG-Humanities Institute at hifellows@nybg.org


Date de candidature
9 months
Humanités : Anthropologie & Ethnologie, Architecture et urbanisme, Art et histoire de l'art, Histoire, Littérature, Numérique, Big Data, Philosophie, théologie et religion
Sciences sociales : Géographie, Sciences de l'information et de la communication, Sciences environnementales