Missouri Botanical Garden International Fellowships

The Missouri Botanical Garden is dedicated to supporting young scientists and professionals, helping them advance their careers and make a significant impact in their field of work and communities.

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.

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.

The Fellowships

The Shirley A. Graham Fellowship honors and celebrates Dr. Shirley A. Graham's contributions to science, particularly to the taxonomy and evolution of the plant family Lythraceae. The Shirley A. Graham Fellowships are awarded to scientists from Latin America, Madagascar, Vietnam, and Tanzania.

The Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowship was established to pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Alwyn H. Gentry, his long-standing dedication to the Missouri Botanical Garden, and his commitment to training students in tropical botany. The Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships are awarded to scientists from Latin America.

The Aroid Fellowship was established to promote collections-based research in the family Araceae, specifically in Neotropical aroid genera, which include more than half of the species diversity in the family. The Aroid Fellowships are awarded to scientists from Latin America.

Application deadline:
31 July 2024

Announcement of results:
30 September 2024

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Send applications and questions to: Fellowship.Program@mobot.org