2022 - 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 12 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 send your transcript and have your letter of reference sent via email to complete your application.


Students must be able to attend the entire Botanical Society of America meetings from July 24-27, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.

We can only accept applications from students in the US and Puerto Rico (we are unable to accept applicatiions from international students)
Applications will be accepted only from currently registered undergraduates or very recent graduates from US institutions (no later than winter or spring semesters before the meeting) and traveling to the meeting from within the US.

Login above and then click the blue button below to start the award application process.
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Application open date
Feb 18, 2022, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Application close date
Apr 23, 2022, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles


Evaluation open date
Apr 24, 2022, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Evaluation close date
May 16, 2022, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles

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