Botanical Society of America 

We invite you to learn more and apply!

BSA Public Policy Award: 

The award covers domestic airfare and accommodation expenses for two early

career botanical scientists or students to attend Congressional Visits Day in Washington, D.C., held in late March or early April 2018. Applications due February 1, 2018.

PLANTS Grants: The PLANTS program (Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Tomorrow’s Scientists: Increasing the diversity of plant scientists) will fund up to 12 undergraduates from throughout the US to attend the BOTANY meeting in Rochester, MN, (July 21- July 25, 2018) receive mentoring from graduate students, postdocs and faculty, and participate in networking events including the Diversity Luncheon and career-oriented activities.  The program covers the normal costs of travel, registration, and food and accommodation at the meetings.  Applications due March 1, 2018.

BSA Graduate Student Research Awards:

The award provides $500 to support each recipient’s research proposal.  This award group is designed to promote graduate student research in the botanical sciences.  To be eligible, one must be a member of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), a registered full-time graduate student, have a faculty research advisor who is also a member of the BSA, and not have won the award previously.  Applications due March 15, 2018.

Undergraduate Student Research Awards:

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 anticipated that 10 awards will be given this year. The award will provide $200 to support each recipient’s research proposal. Up to three "proposals of excellence" may be eligible to receive $500.  Applications due March 15, 2018.

Genetics Section Research Award:

The award is for $500 with an additional $500 to support travel to present the results of the work at an annual BSA, Genetics Section meeting upon completion of the project.  Applications due March 15, 2018. 

Student Travel Awards:

These awards, made in varying amounts, are designed to honor the best papers and presentations given by undergraduate or graduate students at the BOTANY conference. The areas giving these awards include: Pteridological (ferns) Section, Development & Structural Section, Ecological Section, Economic Botany Section, and Genetics Section.  Applications are due April 2018. 

Triarch “Botanical Images” Award:

This award provides acknowledgement and travel support to BSA meetings for outstanding student work in the area of creating botanical digital images.  Three awards of $500, $250, and $150 were given in 2017.  Applications are due April 2018.