The Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship
The Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship Program in Plant Conservation
The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri-St.
Louis, in collaboration with The Christensen Fund, invites applications
from suitably qualified, highly motivated graduates for fully funded masters
and Ph.D. fellowships in plant conservation.
The purpose of The Christensen Fund Fellowship Program in Plant Conservation
is to educate botanists who will become decision-makers in their home
countries. The two to five year fellowships (depending on degree program)
are designed to attract and support individuals from tropical countries
who will return to their country or region following graduation and make
a significant difference in the development and application of plant conservation
Applicants for Christensen Fund Fellowships must have a bachelor's degree
in biology and be able to demonstrate strong leadership and scientific
potential in applied plant conservation. These fellowships are open to
students from tropical countries in Central and South America, sub-Saharan
Africa, South-East Asia, Malesia and Pacific Island countries.
The fellowships will provide recruitment and repatriation airfares, stipend,
tuition fee waiver and the opportunity to apply for competitive research
funds. Christensen Fund Fellows will be enrolled in the Ph.D. or M.S.
graduate degree programs and will be involved in special courses, workshops,
or internships designed to increase the Fellow’s capacity to make
an impact in applied conservation once they return to their countries.
For further information, please contact the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology
Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or
download additional materials at the bottom of this web page.
Cynthia Hong Wa (Ph.D., Madagascar)
Oyomoare Osazuwa-Peters (Ph.D., Nigeria)
Heritiana Ranarivelo (Ph.D., Madagascar)
Diego Salazar (Ph.D., Costa Rica)
Pagi Toko (Ph.D., Papua New Guinea)
Elvis Valderrama (M.S., Peru)
Deby Arifiani (Graduate Certificate in Tropical Biology and Conservation, Indonesia)
Monica Carlsen (Ph.D., Venezuela)
Corneille Ewango (M.S., Democratic Republic of Congo)
Cynthia Hong Wa (M.S., Madagascar)
David Kenfack (Ph.D., Cameroon)
Monica Soria (M.S., Ecuador)
Dilys Vela (M.S., Peru)
Felipe Zapata (Ph.D., Colombia)
To learn more about Harris Center Programs and Activities:
Harris Center Faculty Associates
Harris Center Graduate Student Associates
Graduate Certificate in Tropical Biology and Conservation
To download application forms for the Graduate Program
To learn more about the Biology Department:
Biology Department Home Page
M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Program Requirements (pdf.file)