Fully-funded B.A. Krukoff MSc Fellowship In Tropical African Botany 2022/2023

Application for the Fully-funded B.A. Krukoff MSc Fellowship In Tropical African Botany 2022/2023 is ongoing!

The bursary is available for a student accepted onto the MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity, and Conservation for the 2022-23 academic year.

To apply for this award, you have to meet the eligibility criteria. Read through to see the requirements and how to apply.

About B.A. Krukoff MSc Fellowship

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.

About the Course

The course is delivered by scientists from both RBG Kew and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and is a mixture of taught modules and a six-month research project.

Three of the taught modules are delivered at Kew, in west London, and two at QMUL at Mile End Campus, east London. The final taught module occurs in the humid tropical forests of Madagascar.

Students can decide where to complete their six-month research project.

In addition, students will have access to Kew’s extensive collections including the Herbarium and Fungarium, as well as the research expertise at Kew.

Over 80 percent of a student’s time is typically spent at Kew. 

The course structure comprises five taught modules and a field study module, together with these form 50 percent of the final grade; an individual research project forms the remaining 50 percent of the final grade.

You will be assessed on coursework throughout the year, and on your final year project. 

The five modules are taught in two-week blocks with a subsequent week’s study break for independent learning.

They follow a logical progression through the subjects. 

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply for B.A. Krukoff MSc Fellowship in Tropical African Botany?

Applicants must: 

  • Have received an offer of a place on the Kew/QMUL Plant and Fungal Taxonomy Diversity and Conservation MSc programme for the 2022-23 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 10 July 2022. 
  • 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. All applicants are advised to check the UK visa requirements and application processes as early as possible, to ensure that they fulfil any requirements before the start of the course in September 2022.
  • Not be in receipt of any other bursaries or grants for completion of an MSc in the 2022-23 academic year.

Where will Award be Taken?

Queen Mary University of London, UK

B.A. Krukoff MSc Fellowship- Benefit

The bursary itself will be administered by RBG Kew.

The bursary provides £18,000 for a monthly stipend to cover accommodation, subsistence, daily travel allowance, and costs associated with the field trip.

Up to £3,000 is available for visa application costs, 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 the end of the course only.

The relevant tuition fees will be covered by the Trust in addition to the student allocation.

How Long will the Program Last?

2 years

How to Apply for B.A. Krukoff MSc Fellowship in Tropical African Botany:

Email [email protected] for an application form.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

Application Deadline

The closing date for this award submission entry is 31st March 2022.







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