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Garden Club of America: Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany

Date posted: 05/25/2010

Award: $4,500

Field: ethnobotany, botany, medicine

Eligibility: Open to Ph.D. candidates and postdocs

Contact Information:

Name: Wendy Aookeqyust
Phone: (314) 577-9503
Fax: (314) 577-9596
Address: Missouri Botanical Garden Dept. 43 PO Box 299 St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
E-mail: wendy.applequist@mobot.org
Web site: http://www.gcamerica.org/index.cfm/scholarships/details/id/8

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Purpose: To protect and preserve knowledge about the medicinal use of plants, thus preventing the disappearance of plants with therapeutic potential. Providing this research opportunity for botanists can, in turn, assist medical science in its ability to protect lives and develop medicines. History: The Fellowship in Medicinal Botany was established in 1997 by Anne S. Chatham (Mrs. Hugh), Jupiter Island (Florida) Garden Club, while she was Zone VIII Representative to the Scholarship Committee. Mrs. Chatham wrote, “My hope is that those who will conduct studies will find means to protect and/or save lives. We are continually made aware by the media that many are restored to health as a result of research and development of God-given plant material. l feel it is our moral duty to assist in the protection of these sources.” Provisions: Provides one annual grant award of $4500, intended to enable a student to pursue an avenue of research that might otherwise prove closed. Accordingly, the funds may be used to cover direct costs associated with travel, field studies, or laboratory research. Eligibility: Open to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs at recognized universities and Ph.D. graduates who have received their degrees in the last five years.

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