Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is partnering with Chevening to help to document and conserve biodiversity in Bolivia.

The mission of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the wellbeing of people and for the future of life on Earth.

Kew’s Science Directorate is made up of around 470 members of staff, who conduct scientific research in plant and fungal taxonomy, trait diversity, and function and ecosystem stewardship.

Kew’s scientists work across the globe, focusing on areas of high biodiversity and collaborating with over 400 partner institutions world-wide.

In the UK, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew partners with Queen Mary University of London to deliver two MSc courses. These courses provide in-depth education and training and offer a steppingstone to allow young scientists to become future leaders in plant science and research.


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Chevening

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is pleased to be partnering with Chevening.

They are offering one award for a scholar from Bolivia to study one of the following courses at Queen Mary University of London:

  • MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity, and Conservation
  • MSc Biodiversity and Conservation

Why is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew partnering with Chevening?

‘We are partnering with Chevening to support a Bolivian student to undertake one of these incredible MSc courses in the UK. We hope it will help to develop local expertise to meet the challenge of documenting and conserving biodiversity in Bolivia.’

""‘RBG Kew is working to understand and protect biodiversity and this can only be achieved with a global pool of diverse and highly skilled scientists working in their local country.’

‘Kew has a longstanding and important relationship with the Bolivian Embassy in LaPaz. Here, Kew works closely with the embassy to support research and conservation in Bolivia and help to protect biodiversity across the country. Kew welcomes this further opportunity to work with Chevening to support the education and training of students from Boliva.’