Latin American Research Fellowships at Kew

The KLARF Programme

The Kew Latin American Research Fellowships programme provided support for over 90 visiting botanical scientists from Latin America (including the West Indies and the Guianas) wishing to consult collections or conduct other botanical research at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew or the Natural History Museum. Fellowships also included visits to other European research institutes. This programme has served as an important mechanism for promoting active collaboration between UK and Latin American scientists.

NB The KLARF programme is not currently awarding Fellowships.

Margaret Mee Fellowship Programme

The Margaret Mee Fellowship Programme enables Brazilian botanical illustrators in the UK. Until 2005 it also provided fellowships for botanical research. This made a highly significant contribution to the furtherance of plant science, sustainability, biodiversity and the conservation and preservation of the Amazon and Atlantic Rain Forests of Brazil.

The Programme was inspired by the achievements of Margaret Mee, the world famous botanical artist whose work has done much to draw the attention of the world to the importance of the flora of the Amazon rainforest. Sixty of Margaret Mee's pictures, the 'Amazon Collection', were acquired for deposit in perpetuity at Kew; they have been displayed at exhibitions at Kew, elsewhere in the United Kingdom, and in the United States.