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B.A. Krukoff 2022-2023 Masters Fellowship in Tropical African Botany (Fully-funded to UK)

B.A. Krukoff MSc Fellowship in Tropical African Botany: We have a fully funded bursary available for a student accepted onto the MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation for the 2022-23 academic year.

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 per cent of a student’s time is typically spent at Kew. 

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

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About  Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew

Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".Founded in 1840, from the exotic garden at Kew Park, its living collections includes some of the 27,000 taxa curated by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over 8.5 million preserved plant and fungal specimens.The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 pr... read more


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B.A. Krukoff Masters Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of B.A. Krukoff Masters Fellowship

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

Requirements for B.A. Krukoff Masters Fellowship Qualification

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. 


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Application Deadline

March 31, 2022


How to Apply

Email [email protected] for an application form.

For more details,visit Kew website



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