Bentham-Moxon Trust Grant
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Grant amount: Up to £11,000
Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Applicant type: Research Scientist Faculty
Funding uses: Conference, Research
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
Location of residency: United KingdomView website Save Need help writing this grant?
The mission of the Bentham-Moxon Trust is to provide financial support for botanical collections and research that further the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Grants are made in four main areas:
Plant collection and field research expeditions
The Trust is keen to support plant collecting and field research expeditions although it is seldom able to provide the entire cost. Where it has been able to assist expeditions, it has generally been by supporting an individual member of the expedition or helping with equipment cost or funding an extension to the expedition. The Trust is keen to support expeditions with a conservation impact.
Overseas botanists visiting or working at Kew
Visiting botanists have been able to significantly increase the value of their time at Kew by undergoing training or visiting neighbouring botanical institutions. The Trust has made grants to cover the cost of the extra training or travel as part of a capacity building programme. The application has to be made by a Kew staff member on behalf of the overseas botanist. The Trust expects that the overseas botanist will have their salaries covered by their home institution.
Travel to botanical institutions and mycological institutions
This type of award enables research to proceed when botanical or mycological specimens are not available for study at RBG, Kew.
Travel to and presenting at conferences
The Trust provides assistance when special circumstances make it difficult for a departmental budget to cover the costs. It would usually be expected that there is a good case for Kew to be represented and that a person’s attendance would be valuable to the work of Kew. Funding is provided to enable a presentation (oral or poster) to be made at the Conference, and funds are not normally provided for attendance only.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Staff of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew:
- Kew staff will have discussed their application with their line manager and have their written support.
- Other applicants:
- Other botanists, mycologists and horticulturists will have discussed their application with staff at Kew and secured their support.
- A supporting statement must be provided by their Kew sponsor.
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