BSBI Plant Study Grant

The Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland

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Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Ireland, United Kingdom

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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NOTE: There is no formal closing date but please be aware that there are a limited number of grants available.

The BSBI is for everyone who is interested in the flora of Britain and Ireland. We trace our origins back to 1836, when the society was founded as the Botanical Society of London.

From our earliest days we have welcomed both professional and amateur members: BSBI remains the biggest and most active organisation devoted to the study of botany in Britain, Ireland, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man.

BSBI Plant Study Grant


Plant Study Grants (PSGs) are given to promote study of the British or Irish vascular or charophyte flora by both undergraduate and postgraduate students. They are intended for undergraduates who wish to continue working on botanical projects in the summer vacation prior to their final year and for self-funding postgraduate students to assist with their registration fees for MScs or PhDs where alternative sources of funding are inadequate. PSGs are only given to individuals, not to organisations. The grant covers up to a maximum of £1000 in one year. 

Undergraduate PSGs.

For undergraduates it is anticipated that this grant will support a project that is part of a degree course (e.g. honours project) with the grant providing subsistence of £250 per week up to a maximum of four weeks during time outside of normal term. Alternatively the grant could be used as a contribution towards the cost of consumables.

Postgraduate PSGs

For postgraduates it is intended that the PSG will provide support for the whole or part of the annual fees. Additional assistance for transport and consumables costs may be sought from the BSBI’s Science & Research Committee – please contact the Secretary to the Committee  for further guidance

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


  • PSGs are given to an individual student who is responsible for completion of a report to the BSBI. However there is no objection to any subsequent paper having coauthors.