James Duke Ethnobotanical Fellowship Awarded

ACEER is pleased to announce the recipients of the Dr. James A. Duke Ethnotanical Fellowship.

Roxana Yanina Casteñeda Sifuentes, Peru, in support of her project: Ethnobotany of Fabacae in Angaraes, Huancavelica, Peru

Laura Dev, United States, in support of her project: How does environmental change affect the learning of ethnobotanical knowledge among Shipibo healers in the Peruvian Amazon?: Creating an eco-cultural archive of traditional seeds, songs and stories.

ACEER thanks all those who submitted applications. Roxana and Laura will each receive $1000 in support of their research.


The Dr. James A. Duke Ethnobotanical Fellowship is awarded for studies related to ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon

James A. Duke

The Fellowship aims to increase opportunities for research in the Andean and Amazonian regions of Peru. This research fellowship opportunity is open to graduate students (masters and doctoral level) from any institution with a demonstrated interest in undertaking ethnobotanical research in the Peruvian Andes/Amazon. Proposed research projects must have a strong link to ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation. Participation from collaborators in Peru in proposed research is encouraged. Research fellowship grantees are selected on a competitive basis.