The Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship 2010

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Дедлайн: 01.12.2010


Адрес: St. Louis


Job Description:
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.
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.
Applicants must submit completed application and personal data forms, three letters of recommendation from faculty members at previously attended colleges or universities, or other people qualified to assess the applicants’ capabilities for graduate study, and transcripts of all post-secondary academic work. Students applying for financial support from the Biology Department also must complete the TA/RA/Fellowship Application form and submit a 1-3 page letter describing their goals for graduate study. Students wishing to be considered for a Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship in Plant Conservation must also provide a one-page statement describing their experience, ambitions, and match with the aims of this special fellowship program. In addition, applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical). Although not required for admission to Master’s programs, GRE scores are strongly recommended. Admission normally requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in biology and 3.0 (Ph.D.) or 2.75 (M.S.) overall, as well as an appropriate background for graduate work in biology, including courses in genetics, biochemistry, and evolution. Courses in organic chemistry, college physics, and calculus are expected, and statistics is recommended.