Applications are welcome for the fully funded B.A. Krukoff bursary fellowship program for a student accepted onto the MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation for the 2021-22 academic year.
The bursary is provided by the Bentham-Moxon Trust B.A. Krukoff Fund to support a student wishing to focus their MSc research project on Tropical African botany. The bursary itself will be administered by RBG Kew.
A condition of the bursary is that the research project must have a focus on the systematics of tropical African botany. Priority will be given to the applicant who demonstrates the potential to have the greatest impact in tropical African botany after the course. In this context, we consider tropical Africa to comprise those countries that are members of the African Union.
- The bursary provides a monthly stipend of £18,000 to cover accommodation, subsistence, daily travel allowance, and costs associated with the field trip.
- £3,000 is available for visa application costs, the UK Healthcare surcharge fee, and travel to and from their home town/country at the beginning and the end of the course only.
- The relevant tuition fees will be covered by the Trust in addition to the student allocation.
To be considered for the B.A. Krukoff fellowship, applicants must:
- Have received an offer of a place on the Kew/QMUL Plant and Fungal Taxonomy Diversity and Conservation MSc program for the 2021-22 academic year.
- Have received a conditional offer for the program of study.
- Demonstrate their experience in Tropical African botany.
- Demonstrate how they will continue to work and have an impact in Tropical African Botany after they complete the course.
- Be eligible to study in the UK. All applicants are advised to check the UK visa requirements and application processes as early as possible.
- Not be in receipt of any other bursaries or grants for completion of an MSc in the 2021-22 academic year.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
For more information and application, visit the official site.