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 jobs, 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

Application period is now open



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 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. Learn more

Fellowships for professional development at the  Garden offered for application:

        Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships for Latin American Botanists. Deadline: Until further notice—No se aceptan solicitudes hasta próximo aviso
        Shirley A. Graham Fellowships in Systematic Botany and Biogeography. Deadline: Until further notice—No se aceptan solicitudes hasta próximo aviso

Remote Fellowships for 2021

  • Fellowship "Christopher Davidson and Sharon Christoph:
    Gabriela Fernanda Moya (Ecuador), Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica Quito, “Respuestas fenológicas de especies nativas y amenazadas para la restauración proyecto Minero, Cord. Del Cóndor”
  • Fellowship “Shirley A. Graham”:
    Enmily Dayanna Sanchez (Ecuador), Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica Quito “Hibridación natural entre dos géneros de la familia Amaryllidaceae en el volcán Pululahua”

NSF Summer Internship Program

The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)  are pleased to announce a 6-week summer internship program in Plant Diversity, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Six selected undergraduate students from local universities in the New York and St. Louis areas will gain personal, hands-on experience in traditional and modern research techniques while also developing an understanding of the diversity of plants, especially from Tropical regions. Learn more

Applications are no longer being accepted