Bristlecone Chapter - Mary DeDecker Botanical Grant Program

California Native Plant Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 23, 2021

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Faculty High School Student

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: California

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



In 2001, the Bristlecone Chapter established a grants program as a fitting tribute to Mary DeDecker, a renowned local botanist and founding member of our chapter. Our goal is to facilitate research and projects that increase the understanding and appreciation of native plants and ecosystems in the Eastern Sierra.

The Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is pleased to request applications for the Mary DeDecker Botanical Grant. This small-grants program is named in memory of a local botanist renowned for her many contributions to the botany and history of the Eastern Sierra Nevada and northern Mojave Desert. The program will award grants of up to $1,000 each.

Our goal is to promote research and projects that increase understanding and appreciation of native plants and ecosystems of the Eastern Sierra region.  We have awarded grants to graduate students for research on various ecological, taxonomic and physiological aspects of our native flora. We have also helped to fund an education program on native plants for local schools, a mural project which included native plants, native plant gardens and invasive weed eradication projects.

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


  • Research projects need not be academic or scholarly but must be relevant to the native plants of the northern Mojave Desert, Sierra Nevada, and Great Basin portions of eastern California.
  • Applications from students must include written support from a major advisor or teacher.


  • Anyone may apply for a grant, but we are especially interested in helping graduate and undergraduate college students as well as elementary, middle, and high school pupils and their teachers.