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 2018 are:

Shirley A. Graham Fellowship in Systematic Botany and Biogeography

  • Cássia Cristiane da Conceição Bitencourt - Brazil, Bahia - Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana - Systematics and biogeography of Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae) with focus on Metastelmatinae core group: implications for the phyloconservation of rupestrian grasslands and savannas
  • Juan Fernando Carrión Rodríguez - Brazil, Bahia - Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana - Phylogeny and biogeography of Bernardia (Euphorbiaceae), with a synopsis of the South American species
  • José Luis Solís Benavides - Chile, Isla Teja - Universidad Austral de Chile, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences - Genetic analysis to identify accessions in the Potato Genebank of the UACh to facilitate their effective use and management

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

  • Marco Vinicio Cedeño Fonseca - Costa Rica, San Jose - Universidad de Costa Rica - Sinopsis del género Monstera (Araceae) para Costa Rica

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