[Taxacom] Christensen Studentships

Peter Stevens 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  
Services: http://www.umsl.edu/services/intelstu/prospective/ 
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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