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B.A. Krukoff Fellowship in Systematics

About the award

Level: Masters
Course: MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation
Country: All
Value: Full tuition fees, and up to £21,000 maintenance and travel costs
No. of awards: One
Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020

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B.A. Krukoff Fellowship in Systematics

We have a fully funded bursary available for a student accepted onto the MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation for the 2020-21 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.

The total value of the student bursary is up to £21,000. £18,000 is for the monthly stipend which covers accommodation allowance, subsistence, daily travel allowance and costs associated with the Madagascar fieldtrip.

For students based outside London, up to £3,000 is reserved for the costs of their visa application, the UK Healthcare surcharge fee (as specified on the UK Government website) and travel to and from their home town/country at the beginning and end of the course. The relevant tuition fees will be covered in addition to the bursary value.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must: 

  • Have received an offer of a place on the Kew/QMUL Plant and Fungal Taxonomy Diversity and Conservation MSc programme for the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants who have received a conditional offer are also eligible to apply but, if awarded the bursary, they must fulfil all conditions of the offer no later than 31 August 2020. 
  • 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.

*Note - In this context, we consider tropical Africa to comprise those countries that are members of the African Union, as per the following list of qualifying countries. 

The bursary recipient must:

  • Be eligible to study in the UK. Non-EU applicants are advised to check the UK visa requirements and application processes as early as possible, to ensure that they receive a visa before the start of the course in September 2020.
  • Not be in receipt of any other bursaries or grants for completion of an MSc in the 2020-21 academic year.

To apply, please request an application form from kewmsc@kew.org. Applications close Tuesday 31 March 2020.