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Undergraduates from Peruvian universities collecting plant specimens during an MBG internship program based in Peru’s Selva Central
Undergraduates from Peruvian universities collecting plant specimens
during an MBG internship program based in Peru’s Selva Central


TRAINING


The Missouri Botanical Garden’s capacity building programs take a multi-tiered approach to training for people of several different educational backgrounds — from professional botanists and conservationists to university students and recent graduates to people in rural communities. These programs provide a range of formal and non-formal training. Their goal is to provide opportunities for professional development, raise the level of education in biology and related fields, increase the number of individuals qualified to conduct field research and conservation planning and implementation, and develop knowledge and skills in rural communities that will improve the lives of residents.

CCSD research fellowships and other opportunities

CCSD’s Tiered Training Programs in Tropical Countries

Internships

Field-based internships for advanced undergraduates at in-country universities

Undergraduate thesis

Mentoring and support for thesis research enabling university students to complete undergraduate professional degrees

Graduate studies

Support for the most successful undergraduates to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in botany and ecology
in the United States or in-country

Research fellowships

Fellowships for professional development
at MBG or at MBG’s field station in Peru

Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowships for
    Latin American Women
Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships
MBG Fellowships
Summer Internships at MBG

Specialized training for diverse groups
in several areas

Curation and other herbarium work (for students and for staff of research and conservation institutions)

Fieldwork, including specimen collection
and ecological monitoring (for students
and members of rural communities)

Environmental planning (for students, conservationists, staff of protected areas,
and members of rural communities)

Conservation and botanical interpretation
(for park guards)

Protected area management


Eligibility for in-country programs in tropical countries is limited to citizens of each country. For more information, contact
the local MBG office:

Bolivia:  luzmilaarroyo@hotmail.com
Ecuador: David.Neill@mobot.org
Peru: jbmperu@yahoo.com.pe
  (see also www.jbmperu.org)
Madagascar: Chris.Birkinshaw@mobot.org
Tanzania: Roy.Gereau@mobot.org
Vietnam: Jack.Regalado@mobot.org

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Director, CCSD, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166 Phone: (314) 577-0871 CCSD@mobot.org © 2014