BSA Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Award

Botanical Society of America

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2021

Grant amount: US $500

Fields of work: Botany

Applicant type: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Minnesota

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About this funder:



Dr. Vernon I. Cheadle is remembered as a great teacher for the courses he taught at the University of Rhode Island and the University of California at Davis. However, he is most noted for his work as a botanical research scientist.

Much of his anatomical collection remains a significant part of botanical history as "The Vernon I. Cheadle and Katherine Esau Structural Botanical Collections", which is now housed at the Vernon and Mary Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Cheadles contributions span 60 years and include over 6,000 preserved (pickled) plant specimens, 64,000 microscope slides supporting the specimens, field collection information including photographs, herbarium voucher sheets, tracheary cell measurements, and general anatomical information is contained in the extensive data card files.

The Botanical Society of America, in conjunction with the Developmental & Structural Section offers up to four (4), $500 Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards.

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


  • Awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students who will be attending and presenting a paper or poster at the annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America. 
    • In 2018, this will be held in Rochester, Minnesota from July 21 - 25


  • Although it is not a requirement, students who are presenting in a session sponsored by the Developmental and Structural Section will be given the highest priority.


This page was last reviewed May 01, 2020 and last updated May 01, 2020