MSc Plant Diversity Funding

RHS Fellowship

Crocus 'Blue Pearl'The RHS, the UK's leading gardening charity, launched the RHS Fellowship in 2004. Each year since then the RHS has provided a scholarship for a student to undertake the University of Reading's MSc in Plant Diversity. The selected student receives £6,000 towards tuition fees and living expenses, and a further £2,500 is allocated for research materials. RHS Fellows build a close working relationship with the RHS, and carry out a research project as part of their MSc programme which lies within the RHS research remit. The projects, which are co-supervised by a member of RHS staff, draw on RHS strengths in cultivated plant taxonomy and are designed to allow the student to develop their skills and knowledge in this field.

Students interested in applying for the RHS Fellowship should contact Dr Alastair Culham in the first instance. In order to be considered for the Fellowship applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form - available from Dr Culham - as well as following the usual application procedure to obtain a place on the MSc. The closing date for the RHS Fellowship is generally towards the end of June.

See RHS Conservation & Biodiversity Projects for details of RHS projects in the area of biosystematics, including some of those carried out by RHS Fellows.

Commonwealth Applicants

The Commonwealth Scholarship scheme offers funding for MSc courses in the UK to some countries.  See the Commonwealth Scholarships website for more detail.

Felix Scholarships

Are open to Indian Applicants (and those from some other developing countries).  "The primary objective of the Felix Scholarship is to stimulate the Felix scholars by exposing them to academic study, cultures, experiences and friendships that they would not otherwise have had the chance to sample. "  See the internal Felix Scholarships 2011 pages.

Funding to study the UK florabiosci-Pvulgaris250211

The BSBI offers Study Grants and Training Grants to help people pursue a career in UK botany. See BSBI Training and Education. Our MSc offers in dept training in UK vascular and non-vascular flora with students usually seeing some 800 different species during their year. Past students have benefited from BSBI funding including a recent study of native Drosera species and their hybrids in the UK.

The British Bryological Society holds a fund to promote bryological activities at home or abroad, including field work, attending meetings and publishing the results of research. Applicants with a particular interest in bryology might visit the Resources area of the BBS website.

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