The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany

Garden Club of America

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Grant amount: US $4,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Fellowship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 5 years of receiving their PhD

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Overview:

The Fellowship in Medicinal Botany was established in 1997 by Anne S. Chatham (Mrs. Hugh), Jupiter Island (Florida) Garden Club, while she was Zone VIII Representative to the Scholarship Committee.  An important aspect of the award is that it is intended to enable a student to pursue an avenue of research that might otherwise prove closed. 

Eligible candidates include students in any field of specialty who are currently enrolled in PhD programs at recognized universities and recent graduates who have received their degrees in the last five years. The fellowship is administered by the Missouri Botanical Garden. Fellowship recipients will be selected by a panel of botanists with expertise in economic botany or ethnobotany, subject to approval by the Garden Club of America Scholarship Committee.

The main purpose of this is to protect and preserve knowledge about the medicinal use of plants, thus preventing the disappearance of plants with therapeutic potential. Providing this research opportunity for botanists can, in turn, assist medical science in its ability to protect lives and develop medicines. Accordingly, the funds may be used to cover direct costs associated with travel, field studies, or laboratory research. 

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

Eligibility:

  •  Open to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs at recognized universities and Ph.D. graduates who have received their degrees in the last five years. 
  • Only one GCA Scholarship, fellowship or award may be applied for annually.
  • The funds may be used to cover direct costs associated with travel, field studies, or laboratory research. 

Ineligibility:

  • Fellowship funds may not be used to cover indirect costs or overhead and should not be used to pay for lab space or supplies normally provided by universities.