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2024 IBC Student and PostDoc Travel Award

2024 IBC Student and PostDoc Travel Award

This year, the BSA will provide 8 $1000 travel awards to support student and postdoc attendance to the International Botanical Congress (IBC), to be held in Madrid between 21-27 July 2024. BSA members worldwide are eligible for support, and priority will be given to students and postdocs that demonstrate financial need. Candidates who obtained their Ph.D. degree more than 3 years ago will not be considered. Applications will be assessed based on the quality of the abstract submitted to the IBC, scientific merit as inferred from the CV, the justification statement, and the creation of a diverse pool of awardees from varying geographies, types of institutions and organizations, various stages of career, etc.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 20, 2024

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 20, 2024

2024 - Young Botanist Award

2024 - Young Botanist Award

The purpose of this award is to offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences and to encourage their participation in the Botanical Society of America.

The top 25 nominees, whose selection will be based primarily on their accomplishments described in recommendation letters and any supporting materials, will receive a "Certificate of Special Achievement" from the Society, complimentary student membership for the rest of the calendar year and have their names published in the Plant Science Bulletin.

Nomination Open Date: Feb 8, 2024

Nomination Close Date: Apr 1, 2024

BOTANY 2024 - Developmental and Structural Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2024 - Developmental and Structural Section Student Travel Award

The Developmental & Structural Section of the Botanical Society of America is pleased to announce 2 student travel awards. The $500 travel awards are in support of attendance at the BOTANY 2024 conference.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 8, 2024

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 15, 2024

BOTANY 2024 - Ecological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2024 - Ecological Section Student Travel Award

This year the Ecological Section will be providing 2 travel awards in the amount of $500 to students that submit an abstract under any of the Ecological topics. The purpose of these awards is to support students' attendance and their presentations at BOTANY 2024. 

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 8, 2024

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 15, 2024

BOTANY 2024 - Genetics Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2024 - Genetics Section Student Travel Award

The Genetics Section of the BSA will provide 1 $500 student travel award to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2024, June 15-19, 2024 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 8, 2024

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 15, 2024

BOTANY 2024 - Pteridological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2024 - Pteridological Section Student Travel Award

The Pteridological Section of the BSA will provide 1 $250 student travel award this year to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2024, June 15-19, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 8, 2024

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 15, 2024

Botany 2024 - Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

Botany 2024 - Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

The Botanical Society of America, in conjunction with the Developmental & Structural Section offers two (2), $500 Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 8, 2024

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 15, 2024

2024 - Undergraduate Student Research Award

2024 - Undergraduate Student Research Award

This award is designed to promote undergraduate student research in the botanical sciences in conjunction with our efforts to highlight the plant sciences as a study and/or career option. We see this as a simple and effective way of promoting your research, your lab, your university and your passion for the botanical sciences. It is meant to be a fun and informative activity. Applicants must be current student members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

Application Open Date: Feb 8, 2024

Application Close Date: Apr 1, 2024

2024 - PLANTS Grant

2024 - PLANTS Grant

The PLANTS program (Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Tomorrow’s Scientists: Increasing the diversity of plant scientists) continues the tradition of the Botanical Society of America to encourage the participation of undergraduates from underrepresented groups at the annual meetings of the BSA and affiliated organizations.  The PLANTS program (funded by the National Science Foundation and BSA) will pay the expenses of up to 20 undergraduates annually to participate in the meetings and to receive mentoring from both peer (advanced undergraduate and graduate students) and senior mentors (postdocs, faculty, and other professionals) in the plant sciences. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

You do not need to be a current BSA member to apply.

Do not forget to upload your transcript and have your letter of reference sent via email to complete your application.

PLANTS Grant Open Date: Jan 15, 2024

PLANTS Grant Close Date: Mar 1, 2024

2024 - BSA / ASPT Botanical Advocacy and Service Grant

2024 - BSA / ASPT Botanical Advocacy and Service Grant

The Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) are pleased to invite applications for the annual Botanical Advocacy and Service Grant. This grant supports efforts to shape public policy, make broader impacts, and connect the public, and/or policy makers to the botanical sciences in a meaningful way.

The grant recipient will receive $1000 to be used in the proposed project and will be recognized at the annual Botany meeting during the awards ceremony.

Grant recipients will be required to submit a brief summary of their activities with an image to the Plant Science Bulletin (PSB) by August 15th of the following year. This synopsis will appear in the Fall issue of the PSB and is intended to highlight the impact of the recipient’s efforts in shaping public policy and awareness of plant-related issues.

To learn more about the award, what a successful proposal should include, and things that previously awarded projects have supported click here.

Application Open Date: Jan 15, 2024

Application Close Date: Mar 1, 2024

2024 - BSA Public Policy Award

2024 - BSA Public Policy Award

The BSA Public Policy Committee invites applications annually for the BSA Public Policy Award. This award supports early-career botanical scientists to attend a Virtual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC.

This award covers registration expenses for two early-career botanists to attend the Congressional Advocacy Event, held April 15-17, 2024  in Washington, DC. 

Award winners will also be featured in the Plant Science Bulletin and on the BSA web page.

For more information on the award, and what to include in the application, click here.

Application Open Date: Dec 13, 2023

Application Close Date: Feb 1, 2024

2024 - BSA Impact Award

2024 - BSA Impact Award

The Botanical Society of America Impact Award recognizes a BSA member or group of members who have significantly contributed to advancing diversity, accessibility, equity, and/or inclusion in botanical scholarship, research and education. This award aims to honor an individual, group, and/or institution for their impactful work that demonstrates a commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community of engaged scholars. This can include, but is not limited to, influencing practices and policies and/or increasing access to knowledge and resources through research, teaching or outreach.

The Impact Award will be presented at the BSA’s Award Ceremony during the Society’s Annual meeting. The recognition also includes a plaque and award of $1000. BSA members are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate another BSA member or external group affiliated with the Society. Nominations are due March 1, 2024. 

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The award recipient or group will be invited to share insights into the contributions/accomplishments leading to their Impact with the botanical community. BSA will work with the award recipient to determine the best mechanism and to provide logistic and organizational support; some examples are a recorded and published video interview, a written profile in the Plant Science Bulletin, hosting an online discussion session, or presenting a seminar during the annual conference or as an advertised Botany360 webinar. The BSA DEI committee looks forward to working with the award winner after the summer conference season to develop an event or activity that centers their ImpactClick here for more information.

Impact Award Nomination Open Date: Nov 29, 2023

Impact Award Nomination Close Date: Mar 1, 2024

BOTANY 2024 - BSA  Student and PostDoc Travel Award

BOTANY 2024 - BSA Student and PostDoc Travel Award

BSA will be providing 10 travel awards to students and postdocs to attend BOTANY 2024, June 15-19, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the amount of $500 USD.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Nov 15, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 1, 2024

BOTANY 2024 - Developing Nations' Member Travel Award

BOTANY 2024 - Developing Nations' Member Travel Award

The Botanical Society of America is pleased to offer 5 travel awards for BOTANY 2024, June 15-19, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Michigan (www.botanyconference.org). It is our goal to encourage international collaboration and foster connections within our international botanical community by extending financial help to those in need of assistance to attend this important conference. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Nov 15, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 1, 2024

BOTANY 2024 - Professional Member Travel Award

BOTANY 2024 - Professional Member Travel Award

The Botanical Society of America is pleased to offer 10 travel awards for BOTANY 2024, June 15-19, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This award aims to increase attendance of scientists who lack grant or institutional support for registration to attend the annual BSA meeting as well as to increase diversity among the annual meeting attendees. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Nov 15, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Mar 1, 2024

2024 - Donald R. Kaplan Dissertation Award in Comparative Morphology

2024 - Donald R. Kaplan Dissertation Award in Comparative Morphology

The Botanical Society of America is soliciting applications for the Donald R. Kaplan Award in Comparative Morphology. Donald R. Kaplan was a leading researcher in the area of plant form, where he sought to deduce fundamental principles from comparative developmental morphology. He spent most of his professional career at the University of California Berkeley. Through his own work and the work of the many graduate students he mentored, he had a profound effect on the fields of plant development and structure. Donald Kaplan always encouraged his students to work independently, often on projects unrelated to his own research. He believed that students should publish their work independently, and rarely coauthored his students’ papers. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information.

Application Open Date: Nov 1, 2023

Application Close Date: Feb 2, 2024

2024 - Graduate Student Dissertation Award in Phylogenetic Comparative Plant Biology

2024 - Graduate Student Dissertation Award in Phylogenetic Comparative Plant Biology

The Botanical Society of America seeks applications for the Graduate Student Dissertation Award in Phylogenetic Comparative Plant Biology.

Thanks to an anonymous donor and long-time BSA member, the Society established an endowed fund to support the Ph.D. research of graduate students in the area of phylogenetic comparative plant biology, broadly speaking, from genome to whole organism. Research proposals for the award should have a strong focus on questions that address phylogeny of a group of organisms or trait evolution across one or more clades or biotic relationships between lineages that are phylogenetically patterned. Graduate students in other disciplines whose work may bring novel insights into comparative plant biology are also encouraged to apply.

The award of up to $10,000 may be used to support equipment and supplies, travel for research and to attend meetings, and for summer support. It is anticipated that the award will be made annually.

Click here for more information.

Application Open Date: Nov 1, 2023

Application Close Date: Feb 2, 2024

2024 - Graduate Student Research Award

2024 - Graduate Student Research Award

BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S BILL DAHL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS including the J. S. KARLING GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD.

The purpose of these awards is to promote graduate student research in the botanical sciences. The award provides $1500 to support each recipient’s research proposal. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

In 2023 a new graduate student research award was established in memory of AJ Harris. AJ was a long-time member of BSA and and the leading organizer of the Beringia symposium at Botany 2022 in Anchorage, has led Colloquia at Botany Conferences, and was a staunch supporter and promoter of women in botany and diversity at all levels. Her research endeavors were highly integrative, spanning traditional specimen-based science, paleobotany, phylogenomics, biogeography, and computational biology. The new AJ Harris Graduate Student Research Award will be given for the first time in 2024 to a GSRA applicant whose research aligns with AJ's and will be in the amount of $1000. If you would like to be considered for the AJ Harris award please click the checkbox in the award application.

Application Open Date: Nov 1, 2023

Application Close Date: Feb 16, 2024

2024 - Corresponding Members

2024 - Corresponding Members

Corresponding members are distinguished senior scientists who have made outstanding contributions to plant science and who live and work outside of the United States of America. Corresponding members are nominated by the Council, which reviews recommendations and credentials submitted by members, and elected by the membership at the annual BSA business meeting. Corresponding members have all the privileges of life-time members. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

Nomination Open Date: Sep 28, 2023

Nomination Close Date: Feb 1, 2024

2024 - Darbaker Prize Nomination

2024 - Darbaker Prize Nomination

Botanical Society of America and the Phycological Society of America request Nominations for the 2024 Darbaker Prize in Phycology

The Botanical Society of America and the Phycological Society of America are pleased to join together in seeking nominations for the 2024 Darbaker Prize in Phycology. This award is presented for meritorious work in the study of microscopic algae, based on papers published by the nominee during the last two full calendar years (2022-2023). The award is limited to residents of North America, and only papers published in the English language are considered.

Nomination Open Date: Sep 27, 2023

Nomination Close Date: Feb 1, 2024

BOTANY 2023 - Phytochemical Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - Phytochemical Section Student Travel Award

The Phytochemical Section of the BSA will provide 1 $500 student travel award to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2023, July 22-26, 2023, in Boise, Idaho.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Apr 19, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: May 1, 2023

2023 - BSA Impact Award

2023 - BSA Impact Award

The Botanical Society of America Impact Award recognizes a BSA member or group of members who have significantly contributed to advancing diversity, accessibility, equity, and/or inclusion in botanical scholarship, research and education. This award aims to honor an individual, group, and/or institution for their impactful work that demonstrates a commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community of engaged scholars. This can include, but is not limited to, influencing practices and policies and/or increasing access to knowledge and resources through research, teaching or outreach.

The Impact Award will be presented at the BSA’s Award Ceremony during the Society’s Annual meeting. The recognition also includes a plaque and award of $1000. BSA members are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate another BSA member or external group affiliated with the Society. Nominations are due May 15th, 2023. 

The award recipient or group will be invited to share insights into the contributions/accomplishments leading to their Impact with the botanical community. BSA will work with the award recipient to determine the best mechanism and to provide logistic and organizational support; some examples are a recorded and published video interview, a written profile in the Plant Science Bulletin, hosting an online discussion session, or presenting a seminar during the annual conference or as an advertised Botany360 webinar. The BSA DEI committee looks forward to working with the award winner to developing an event that centers their ImpactClick here for more information.

Impact Award Nomination Open Date: Apr 5, 2023

Impact Award Nomination Close Date: May 15, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - Development and Structural Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - Development and Structural Section Student Travel Award

The Developmental & Structural Section of the Botanical Society of America is pleased to announce 2 student travel awards. Each award will cover both the student's in-person registration fee and a $500 travel award in support of attendance at the BOTANY 2023 conference.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Apr 3, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 21, 2023

Botany 2023 - Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

Botany 2023 - Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

The Botanical Society of America, in conjunction with the Developmental & Structural Section offers two (2), $500 Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

Travel Award Application Open Date: Apr 3, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 21, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - Genetics Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - Genetics Section Student Travel Award

The Genetics Section of the BSA provides 2 $500 student travel awards to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2023, July 22-26, 2023, in Boise, Idaho.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 31, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 21, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - Pteridological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - Pteridological Section Student Travel Award

The Pteridological Section of the BSA provides student travel awards to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2023, July 22-26, 2023, in Boise, Idaho.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 29, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 21, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - PUI Faculty and Future Faculty Conference Awards

BOTANY 2023 - PUI Faculty and Future Faculty Conference Awards

The Botanical Society of America and PUI section are pleased to offer 8 travel awards in the amount of $250 each for BOTANY 2023 July 22-26, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. A PUI is defined as colleges and universities that award fewer than 20 Ph.D. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during a two-year period. The $250 award is open to all PUI faculty members and graduate students/postdoctoral researchers interested in a career at a PUI. The grant-funded award to open to all U.S. resident PUI faculty members and graduate students/postdoctoral researchers interested in a career at a PUI

You must have a current BSA membership in order to apply. Click here for more information.

PUI Conference Award Open Date: Mar 22, 2023

PUI Conference Award Close Date: May 7, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - Ecological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - Ecological Section Student Travel Award

This year the Ecological Section will be providing 3 travel awards in the amount of $500 to students that submit an abstract under any of the Ecological topics. The purpose of these awards is to support students' attendance and their presentations at BOTANY 2023. 

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 22, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 21, 2023

2023 - Distinguished Fellow

2023 - Distinguished Fellow

The "Distinguished Fellow of the Botanical Society of America" is the highest honor our Society can bestow. Each year, the Distinguished Fellow Committee solicits nominations, evaluates candidates, and selects those to receive an award. Awardees are chosen based on their outstanding contributions to the mission of our scientific Society. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

Nomination Open Date: Mar 6, 2023

Nomination Close Date: Apr 1, 2023

2023 - Corresponding Members

2023 - Corresponding Members

Corresponding members are distinguished senior scientists who have made outstanding contributions to plant science and who live and work outside of the United States of America. Corresponding members are nominated by the Council, which reviews recommendations and credentials submitted by members, and elected by the membership at the annual BSA business meeting. Corresponding members have all the privileges of life-time members. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

Nomination Open Date: Mar 6, 2023

Nomination Close Date: Apr 15, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - BSA  Student and PostDoc Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - BSA Student and PostDoc Travel Award

BSA will be providing 10 travel awards to students and postdocs to attend Botany 2023 in Boise, Idaho, in the amount of $500 USD.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 6, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - Developing Nations' Member Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - Developing Nations' Member Travel Award

The Botanical Society of America is pleased to offer 5 travel awards for BOTANY 2023, July 22-26, 2023, in Boise, Idaho (www.botanyconference.org). It is our goal to encourage international collaboration and foster connections within our international botanical community by extending financial help to those in need of assistance to attend this important conference. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 6, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2023

BOTANY 2023 - Professional Member Travel Award

BOTANY 2023 - Professional Member Travel Award

The Botanical Society of America is pleased to offer 10 travel awards for BOTANY 2023, July 22-26, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. This award aims to increase attendance of scientists who lack grant or institutional support for registration to attend the annual BSA meeting as well as to increase diversity among the annual meeting attendees. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 6, 2023

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2023

2023 - PLANTS Grant

2023 - PLANTS Grant

The PLANTS program (Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Tomorrow’s Scientists: Increasing the diversity of plant scientists) continues the tradition of the Botanical Society of America to encourage the participation of undergraduates from underrepresented groups at the annual meetings of the BSA and affiliated organizations.  The PLANTS program (funded by the National Science Foundation and BSA) will pay the expenses of up to 15 undergraduates annually to participate in the meetings and to receive mentoring from both peer (advanced undergraduate and graduate students) and senior mentors (postdocs, faculty, and other professionals) in the plant sciences. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

You do not need to be a current BSA member to apply. However, if you do not have a BSA login, you will need to create one here.  We encourage you to review the online form thoroughly before filling it out.

Do not forget to upload your transcript and have your letter of reference sent via email to complete your application.

PLANTS Grant Open Date: Feb 15, 2023

PLANTS Grant Close Date: Apr 12, 2023

2023 - Graduate Student Research Award

2023 - Graduate Student Research Award

BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S BILL DAHL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS including the J. S. KARLING GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD.

The purpose of these awards is to promote graduate student research in the botanical sciences. The award provides $1500 to support each recipient’s research proposal. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

Application Open Date: Feb 1, 2023

Application Close Date: Mar 8, 2023

2023 - Undergraduate Student Research Award

2023 - Undergraduate Student Research Award

This award is designed to promote undergraduate student research in the botanical sciences in conjunction with our efforts to highlight the plant sciences as a study and/or career option. We see this as a simple and effective way of promoting your research, your lab, your university and your passion for the botanical sciences. It is meant to be a fun and informative activity. Applicants must be current student members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information and to see past winners.

Application Open Date: Jan 15, 2023

Application Close Date: Apr 1, 2023

2023 - Young Botanist Award

2023 - Young Botanist Award

The purpose of this award is to offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences and to encourage their participation in the Botanical Society of America.

The top 25 nominees, whose selection will be based primarily on their accomplishments described in recommendation letters and any supporting materials, will receive a "Certificate of Special Achievement" from the Society, complimentary student membership for the rest of the calendar year and have their names published in the Plant Science Bulletin.

Nomination Open Date: Jan 10, 2023

Nomination Close Date: Mar 15, 2023

2023 - Graduate Student Dissertation Award in Phylogenetic Comparative Plant Biology

2023 - Graduate Student Dissertation Award in Phylogenetic Comparative Plant Biology

The Botanical Society of America seeks applications for the Graduate Student Dissertation Award in Phylogenetic Comparative Plant Biology.

Thanks to an anonymous donor and long-time BSA member, the Society established an endowed fund to support the Ph.D. research of graduate students in the area of phylogenetic comparative plant biology, broadly speaking, from genome to whole organism. Research proposals for the award should have a strong focus on questions that address phylogeny of a group of organisms or trait evolution across one or more clades or biotic relationships between lineages that are phylogenetically patterned. Graduate students in other disciplines whose work may bring novel insights into comparative plant biology are also encouraged to apply.

The award of up to $10,000 may be used to support equipment and supplies, travel for research and to attend meetings, and for summer support. It is anticipated that the award will be made annually.

Click here for more information.

Application Open Date: Dec 1, 2022

Application Close Date: Feb 16, 2023

2023 - Donald R. Kaplan Award in Comparative Morphology

2023 - Donald R. Kaplan Award in Comparative Morphology

The Botanical Society of America is soliciting applications for the Donald R. Kaplan Award in Comparative Morphology. Donald R. Kaplan was a leading researcher in the area of plant form, where he sought to deduce fundamental principles from comparative developmental morphology. He spent most of his professional career at the University of California Berkeley. Through his own work and the work of the many graduate students he mentored, he had a profound effect on the fields of plant development and structure. Donald Kaplan always encouraged his students to work independently, often on projects unrelated to his own research. He believed that students should publish their work independently, and rarely coauthored his students’ papers. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Click here for more information.

Application Open Date: Dec 1, 2022

Application Close Date: Feb 15, 2023

2023 - BSA / ASPT Botanical Advocacy and Service Grant

2023 - BSA / ASPT Botanical Advocacy and Service Grant

The Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) are pleased to invite applications for the annual Botanical Advocacy and Service Grant. This grant supports efforts to shape public policy, make broader impacts, and connect the public, and/or policy makers to the botanical sciences in a meaningful way.

The grant recipient will receive $1000 to be used in the proposed project and will be recognized at the annual Botany meeting during the awards ceremony.

Grant recipients will be required to submit a brief summary of their activities with an image to the Plant Science Bulletin (PSB) by August 15th of the following year. This synopsis will appear in the Fall issue of the PSB and is intended to highlight the impact of the recipient’s efforts in shaping public policy and awareness of plant-related issues.

To learn more about the award, what a successful proposal should include, and things that previously awarded projects have supported click here.

Application Open Date: Dec 1, 2022

Application Close Date: Mar 1, 2023

2023 - BSA Public Policy Award

2023 - BSA Public Policy Award

he BSA Public Policy Committee invites applications annually for the BSA Public Policy Award. This award supports early-career botanical scientists to attend a Virtual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC.

This award covers registration expenses for two early-career botanists to attend the Congressional Advocacy Event, held April 24 - 26 2023 in Washington, DC. 

Award winners will also be featured in the Plant Science Bulletin and on the BSA web page.

For more information on the award, and what to include in the application, click here.

Application Open Date: Dec 1, 2022

Application Close Date: Feb 15, 2023

2022 - BSA Impact Award

2022 - BSA Impact Award

The Botanical Society of America Impact Award recognizes a BSA member or group of members who have significantly contributed to advancing diversity, accessibility, equity, and/or inclusion in botanical scholarship, research and education. This award aims to honor an individual, group, and/or institution for their impactful work that demonstrates a commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community of engaged scholars. This can include, but is not limited to, influencing practices and policies and/or increasing access to knowledge and resources through research, teaching or outreach.

The Impact Award will be presented at the BSA’s Award Ceremony during the Society’s Annual meeting. The recognition also includes a plaque and award of $1000. BSA members are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate another BSA member or external group affiliated with the Society. Nominations are due May 15th, 2022. 

The award recipient or group will be invited to share insights into the contributions/accomplishments leading to their Impact with the botanical community. BSA will work with the award recipient to determine the best mechanism and to provide logistic and organizational support; some examples are a recorded and published video interview, a written profile in the Plant Science Bulletin, hosting an online discussion session, or presenting a seminar during the annual conference or as an advertised Botany360 webinar. The BSA DEI committee looks forward to working with the award winner to developing an event that centers their ImpactClick here for more information.

Impact Award Nomination Open Date: Mar 30, 2022

Impact Award Nomination Close Date: May 15, 2022

BOTANY 2022 - Pteridological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2022 - Pteridological Section Student Travel Award

The Pteridological Section of the BSA provides student travel awards to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2022, July 24-27, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 4, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

BOTANY 2022 - Bryological and Lichenological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2022 - Bryological and Lichenological Section Student Travel Award

The Bryological and Lichenological Section of the BSA will provide 3 $500 student travel awards to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2022, July 24-27, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 4, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

BOTANY 2022 - Phytochemical Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2022 - Phytochemical Section Student Travel Award

The Phytochemical Section of the BSA will provide 3 $500 student travel awards to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2022, July 24-27, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 4, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

BOTANY 2022 - Genetics Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2022 - Genetics Section Student Travel Award

The Genetics Section of the BSA provides 5 $500 student travel awards to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2022, July 24-27, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 3, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

BOTANY 2022 - Physiological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2022 - Physiological Section Student Travel Award

The Physological Section of the BSA provides 3 $500 student travel awards to assist with the travel and registration costs to attend and present at the upcoming BOTANY 2022, July 24-27, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 3, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

BOTANY 2022 - Development and Structural Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2022 - Development and Structural Section Student Travel Award

The Developmental & Structural Section of the Botanical Society of America is pleased to announce 4 student travel awards. Each award will cover both the student's in-person registration fee and a $595 travel award in support of attendance at the BOTANY 2022 conference.

Travel Award Application Open Date: Mar 1, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

BOTANY 2022 - Ecological Section Student Travel Award

BOTANY 2022 - Ecological Section Student Travel Award

This year the Ecological Section will be providing 3 travel awards in the amount of $500 to students that submit an abstract under any of the Ecological topics. The purpose of these awards is to support students' attendance and their presentations at BOTANY 2022. 

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 28, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

2022 - Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

2022 - Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

The Botanical Society of America, in conjunction with the Developmental & Structural Section offers four (4), $500 Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

Travel Award Application Open Date: Feb 28, 2022

Travel Award Application Close Date: Apr 15, 2022

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