BSBI Research Grant

The Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2021

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional PhD Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Ireland, United Kingdom

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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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 Research Grant

Science and Research Committee runs a small grants scheme to support research to enhance knowledge of the flora of Britain and Ireland. 

The scientific remit of the scheme includes: taxonomy, systematics and evolution; ecology, including autecological, physiological and phenological studies; population and ecological genetics; phytogeography/phylogeography; plant/animal interactions, including plant biochemistry; and conservation biology.

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


  • These grants are aimed at PhD students, academic researchers and amateurs working on research.
  • The work should be capable of resulting in a scientific publication.
  • Activities eligible for funding include:
    • travel and subsistence for field-work, visits to herbaria, botanic gardens and other scientific institutions;
    • specimen preparation;
    • scientific equipment, consumables and laboratory services;
    • purchase of hardware and software for data handling;
    • publication costs (preparing camera-ready copy, preparation of illustrations, printing).