Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Fellowship2021

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The Oak Spring Garden Foundation invites application to their 2021 inaugural Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology at Oak Spring.

The fellowship is for outstanding, early-career practitioners, scholars or scientists working on issues related to plant and landscape conservation in the broad sense.

They are exceptional individuals who are engaged nationally or internationally in research or conservation action to help conserve plants the landscapes and ecological systems of which they are part.

These individuals will be able to meet with staff, explore Oak Spring 700-acre landscape and their efforts in sustainable land management, and visit the rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art. Fellows will have ample time and space to work independently on their own projects during their stay. They are to give one 45-minute presentation to Oak Spring staff and any other fellows or residents who might be on site.

Duration: 2-4 weeks
Benefits
  • An individual award of $10,000 grant
  • Travel allowance for the fellows
  • housing allowance.
Eligibility
  • Applicants must be early-career practitioners, scholars or scientists,
  • Fellows must be self-directed and work independently
  • Candidates are to show dedication in their work
  • Applicants are to possess good communication skills and excellence in what they have accomplished or plan to accomplish.
Application Process

Applicants are to submit the following:

  1. a resume/curriculum vitae not more than two pages
  2. a maximum of 300-word statement on their current work in plant conservation
  3. a minimum of 200 -word statement how their work relates to Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s mission to “disseminate and share the gifts of Rachel (“Bunny”) Lambert Mellon.

To apply, click here

Deadline: August 13, 2021

For more information visit the official site.

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