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The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany

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Category: Botany

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Application deadline: January 31

Purpose

To protect, preserve and expand 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 to develop therapies  that improve the quality of life of patients and develop life-saving medicines. 

Level of Education

Doctoral candidates and recent Ph.D.'s in botany

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. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution. Due to IRS restrictions, GCA is unable to fund awards for international applicants.

Provisions

Provides one annual grant award of $4500, intended to enable a student to pursue an avenue of research that might otherwise prove closed. Accordingly, the funds may be used to cover direct costs associated with travel, field studies, or laboratory research. 

History

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. Mrs. Chatham wrote, “My hope is that those who will conduct studies will find means to protect and/or save lives. We are continually made aware by the media that many are restored to health as a result of research and development of God-given plant material. l feel it is our moral duty to assist in the protection of these sources.”

To Apply

Please see the Missouri Botanical Garden webpage for how to apply. Application proposals must be received at the Missouri Botanical Garden by January 31 of the year preceding study. Selection: Selection is by a panel of botanists appointed by the Missouri Botanical Garden and is approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.

Fund

The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany Fund is managed by the GCA.

Contact

Wendy Applequist wendy.applequist@mobot.org

ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

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