Fellows“To discover and share knowledge about plants
and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.”
mission of the Missouri Botanical Garden

As part of the Science and Conservation team, you'll have the opportunity to live up to the Garden's commitment. For more information about careers, please visit our Open Positions page.

You can also be a part of the Garden's research team through graduate and undergraduate programs as well as fellowships.

Graduate Studies

The Garden's strong commitment to conservation and tropical research provides students with outstanding opportunities for field-oriented studies. Learn more


Undergraduate Studies

The Garden's REU program offers undergraduate students unique research opportunities working closely with a Garden or university PhD mentor.Learn more

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The Fellowships aim to aid students and young professionals by providing funding for research and training at MBG in St. Louis, Missouri. During their tenure, Fellows will gain access to MBG's extensive resources, including the herbarium, living collections, library, the TROPICOS database, and the Shaw Nature Reserve. Additionally, Fellows will have opportunities to participate in various interdisciplinary activities designed to enhance their experience and foster professional growth.

These opportunities in plant systematics, biogeography, ecology, and conservation are made possible through a partnership between the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development and the Latin America Department. Learn more.