Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship Program in Plant Conservation

The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center

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Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Education / Outreach, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Central America; Melanesia; Micronesia; Angola; Benin Show all

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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 programs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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.
  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact a biology professor before submitting an application.
  • Applicants for Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowships in Plant Conservation will need to secure admission to the Graduate Program of the Department of Biology at University of Missouri - St. Louis.