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.

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Students must be able to attend the entire Botany conference from June 15-19, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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.

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Application open date
Jan 15, 2024, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Application close date
Mar 12, 2024, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles


Evaluation open date
Mar 13, 2024, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Evaluation close date
Mar 16, 2024, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles

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