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 2020 are:

Shirley A. Graham Fellowship in Systematic Botany and Biogeography

  • Filipe Leite (Brazil), from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
    "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
    "Revision taxonomica del genero Vanilla (Orchidaceae) en Peru"
  • Maria Buitrago (Brazil), from the Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará
    "Análisis morfométricos de la variabilidad fenotípica de Ischnosiphon (Marantaceae)"
  • Martin Llano (Colombia), from the Herbario de la Universidad del Valle, Cali
    "Historical biogeography of Anthurium section Dactylophyllium (Araceae) in the Neotropics"

CCSD Fellowship

  • Bryan Espinoza (Peru), from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
    "Taxonomy and distribution of the genus Frullania Raddi (Frullaniaceae) in Peru"

Gentry Fellowship

  • Bruno Olmedo (Paraguay), from the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay
    "Estado taxonomico de la Familia Orchidaceae (Liliopsida) en Paraguay"

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

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