Fellowships at the Garden are often available to professionals who have received at least an undergraduate degree in the field of botany/plant sciences from universities, governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations in Mexico, Central America, South America, Madagascar, Vietnam and Tanzania.  Research fields are limited to plant systematics, biogeography, ecology and conservation.

The selected fellows for 2019 are:

Shirley A. Graham Fellowship in Systematic Botany and Biogeography

  • 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 Montoya, Herbario 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"

CCSD Fellowship

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

The Fellowship is intended to support scientists by providing funding that will allow research to be conducted at the Garden, as well as allow participation in interdisciplinary activities that will enrich overall experience and strengthen professional development. Below you'll find information about the different fellowship opportunities offered:

Shirley A. Graham Fellowships in Systematic Botany and Biogeography
The Shirley A. Graham Fellowships in systematic botany and biogeography were established to honor and celebrate Dr. Shirley A. Graham’s contributions to science, in particular to the taxonomy and evolution of the plant family Lythraceae. The fellowships are awarded to scientists from Latin America, Madagascar, Vietnam, and Tanzania who work in the field of botany/plant sciences. Download application

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