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The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP)


NYCEP is a graduate training program in all aspects of the behavioral, morphological and evolutionary biology of primates, funded by the National Science Foundation. This unique program brings together a diverse faculty of 24 scientists from The City University of New York, Columbia University, New York University, The American Museum of Natural History and Wildlife Conservation International.

Evolutionary primatology is a discipline that draws its theory, methods, and empirical data from many areas within the biological sciences, anthropology and geology. NYCEP faculty research focuses on human as well as nonhuman primates from the perspectives of comparative morphology, paleontology and systematics, molecular and population genetics, behavior and ecology, and conservation biology. Students in this program take courses in all these areas at the three universities, attend seminars that draw upon the staff of all five cooperating institutions, and have the opportunity to engage in original research in laboratories, museums, and in the field.

The goal of NYCEP is to facilitate the training of its graduate students while offering them access to all New York has to offer. To that end, the program offers full tuition and a stipend of $12,000 annually for four to five years. Students formally enroll in (an receive a degree from) one of the three universities but participate in an integrated and overarching training program which unites students and faculty of all five institutions.

For further information please consult the NYCEP website.

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