[Taxacom] Christensen Studentships
peter.stevens at mobot.org
Sat Nov 15 12:30:48 CST 2008
The Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship Program in Plant Conservation
Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center
Department of Biology
University of Missouri-St. Louis and Missouri Botanical Garden
PROGRAM: The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the
University of Missouri-St. Louis (http://www.umsl.edu) is offering
fully funded fellowships to students from tropical America, Africa,
Madagascar, Asia, Malesia and the Pacific Islands with strong
leadership and research potential in applied plant conservation.
This fellowship is available to individuals with applied plant
conservation experience and strong academic credentials for studies
leading to a M.S. or Ph.D. degree. This special graduate program in
plant conservation, developed in collaboration with The Christensen
Fund and the Missouri Botanical Garden, is designed to educate plant
conservation scientists from the world's tropical regions. The
fellowship will provide recruitment and repatriation airfares,
stipend, tuition fee waiver and the opportunity to apply for
competitive internal research funds.
PARTNERS: The Biology Department (http://www.umsl.edu/~biology),
through its Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center (http://
hwec.umsl.edu), has very close links with the Missouri Botanical
Garden (http://www.mobot.org) and the Saint Louis Zoo (http://
www.stlzoo.org). The Harris Center provides additional support to
Ecology, Evolution and Systematics graduate students through its
competitive research grant program and also has funds to provide
conference travel support. UM-St. Louis is a member of the
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS, http://www.ots.duke.edu/) and
students can enroll in an OTS course for credit and may receive
financial support from the Harris Center.
To learn more about The Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship Program
in Plant Conservation visit: http://hwec.umsl.edu/scholarships/
plantconservation.html or write to: Executive Director, Whitney R.
Harris World Ecology Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1
University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4499, USA (email:
osbornepl at umsl.edu).
TO APPLY: Application review, for admission in August 2009, will
begin in January 2009 and complete applications received before
January 15, 2009 will be considered. Application forms can be
obtained from the Harris Center web page at http://hwec.umsl.edu/
about/application.html or from the Office of International Student
admissions.html, by email from iss at umsl.edu, or by writing to:
Executive Director, Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center,
University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Boulevard, St. Louis,
MO 63121-4499, USA. Completed applications should be returned to
Office of International Student Services, 261 Millennium Student
Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Boulevard, St.
Louis MO 63121 with a copy of all materials sent to the Executive
Director, Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center (email:
osbornepl at umsl.edu).
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