Swiss Orchid Research Award (SORA)
The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz (Institute of Botany, University of Basel)
offers a competitive award for scientific orchid research in the fields of evolutionary and reproductive biology,
taxonomy, anatomy, physiology and ecology of orchids.
Successful candidates will have access to one of
Europe's largest orchid herbarium collections, a scientific orchid library and, in cooperation with the
university's botanical garden, to a collection of ca. 2'000 live orchid species.
The foundation offers a substantial stipend and will cover travel costs and accomodation in Basel for 3 months.
For applicants with additional own funding, housing costs can be covered for negotiable longer periods.
The Institute of Botany offers laboratory access and office as well as the opportunity to teach at MSc level.
Proposals, which define an achievable research task, will be evaluated by their innovation and realism.
The award is available exclusively to post doctoral or higher level academics with a competitive record in orchid research.
Electronic applications (no more than five pages including CV) should be sent to Prof. Ch. Körner
(ch.koernerunibas.ch). The evaluation will be supervised by
Dr. Ph. Cribb, Kew Gardens, London.
Current SORA Sponsors
The Swiss Orchid Foundation wishes to thank the following companies for sponsoring the Swiss Orchid
Research Award (in alphabetical order):