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 2020:

            Deadline:  Until further notice—No se aceptan solicitudes hasta
            próximo aviso

Shirley A. Graham Fellowships in Systematic Botany and Biogeography

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


2020 Fellows


Filipe Leite (Brazil), from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with the project “Taxonomy and evolutionary relationships between the species of Palicourea Aubl. (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae)”

Landy Damian (Peru), from the Universidad Cientifica del Sur/Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, with the Project “Revision taxonomica del genero Vanilla (Orchidaceae) en Peru”

Maria Buitrago (Brazil), from the Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, with the project “Análisis morfométricos de la variabilidad fenotípica de Ischnosiphon (Marantaceae)”

Martin Llano (Colombia), from the Herbario de la Universidad del Valle, Cali, with the Project “Historical biogeography of Anthurium section Dactylophyllium (Araceae) in the Neotropics”


Bryan Espinoza (Peru), from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, with the project “Taxonomy and distribution of the genus Frullania Raddi (Frullaniaceae) in Peru”


Bruno Olmedo (Paraguay), from the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay, with the project “Estado taxonomico de la Familia Orchidaceae (Liliopsida) en Paraguay”

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)