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To assist predoctoral and postdoctoral students working with biological collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

The provision of scientific supplies and equipment is the responsibility of the student and the sponsoring curator. Contact Dr Ted Daeschler, Jessup McHenry Fund Committee for further information.


Jessup funds are awarded competitively to students wishing to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels under the supervision or sponsorship of a member of the curatorial staff of the Academy. The awards are not available for undergraduate study. These awards are intended to assist predoctoral and postdoctoral students within several years of receiving their PhDs. Students commuting within the Philadelphia area are ineligible.


  • Annual

Study Length

2-16 weeks

Award Value

The stipend for subsistence is US$375 per week. Fellowships may include round trip travel costs of up to a total of US$500 for North American applicants, including Mexico and the Caribbean, and US$1,000 for applicants from other parts of the world. This is not guaranteed.

Application procedure

Applicants must send queries, requests for information and supporting information to the given address.

Closing date

March 1st or October 1st

Study Level

  • Doctorate
  • Postgraduate
  • Predoctorate

Academy of Natural Sciences

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest continually operating museum of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The Academy's mission is to create the basis for a healthy and sustainable planet through exploration, research, and education.

Contact Details

  • 215 299 1000
  • 215 299 1028
  • 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Academy of Natural Sciences by using the links below.


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