The Harris World Ecology Center is affiliated with the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Saint Louis Zoo, and University of Missouri. The Christensen Fund Graduate Fellowship supports individuals from tropical developing countries to pursue PhD or M.S. studies in plant conservation. Applicants are invited from Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Applicants for the fellowships need to be accepted into the graduate program of the Department of Biology (University of Missouri - St. Louis), with a deadline of 01 December 2011.