BSA: Public Policy Award

Botanical Society of America

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 14, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist Faculty

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 2 years of receiving their PhD

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BSA Public Policy Award

Supporting early-career botanical scientists to attend Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. 

The BSA Public Policy Committee invites applications for the fifth annual BSA Public Policy Award. This award covers all transportation, room, and board expenses for two early-career botanists to attend the Congressional Visits Day in Washington, D.C., held 25–26 April 2017. Award winners will also be featured in the Plant Science Bulletin and on the BSA web page.

Congressional Visits Day is a two-day event hosted by the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition. The first day includes a training session on science funding and how to effectively communicate with policymakers. The second day participants meet with their Congressional policymakers to advocate for federal support of scientific research.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The award is open to all BSA members. 
  • Applicants must also be U.S. citizens.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Preference will be given to those who are in the first two years of a permanent position, postdocs, and students (graduate or undergraduate).