Fellowships at CCSD


CCSD takes great pride in its extremely successful training/practice fellowships at the Missouri Botanical Garden, a program that has grown significantly in scope over the years.

The fellowships, which are well established and prestigious, provide opportunities for individuals who have completed their undergraduate degree and have achieved a certain level of professional development to carry out meaningful work in a first-class plant science and conservation institution. The fellows also have opportunities to interact with the scientific staff at the Garden/CCSD, as well as with graduate students and other visitors, and to establish contact with faculty at local universities to explore possibilities for pursuing graduate studies.

Fellowships for professional development at the Garden offered for application in 2019:

Shirley A. Graham Fellowships in Systematic Botany and Biogeography

Becas Alwyn H. Gentry para Botanicos(as) Latinoamericanos(as) 


2019 Fellows


Cassiano Welker, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Institute of Biology, Uberlândia, Brazil  
"Systematic studies in Eriochrysis P. Beauv. and Schizachyrium Nees (Poaceae – Andropogoneae): taxonomic revision and molecular phylogeny"

Fabiola MontoyaHerbario Nacional de Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia
"Abundancia en comunidades de Arecaceae y su relación con condiciones edáficas en bosques andinos (Región Madidi – La Paz)"

Isler Chinchilla, Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), San José, Costa Rica
"Sinopsis del genero Malaxis (Orchidaceae) en Costa Rica"


Victoria Bernasconi, Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Agronomía (FAUBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
"How does soil quality change over time during woodland restoration?"

Fellows, Undergraduates and Interns, and Post-Graduates mentored by CCSD staff in 2017

Argentina: Alicia Lopez

Brazil: Paola de Lima Ferreira, Raimundo Luciano Soares Neto, Frederico Domene (fellows), Colombia: Camilo Sanín (post-graduate fellow), David Andrés Quinche, Álvaro Mariño, Erika Daniela Camacho (Undergraduates & Interns)

Costa Rica: Gregorio Dauphin, Marco Cedeño (fellows)

Mexico: Jaime Alejandro Torres Montufar (fellow)

USA: Joseph Smith, Victoria Beishir, Elena Meyer, Isaac Wilson, Claire Waldman, Maria Balderas, Madalyn Stoecker, Renata Diaz (REU students)