Kenneth Black Bursaries for People in Employment

Hardy Plant Society


Grant amount: Up to £700

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Working Professional

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The Hardy Plant Society offers a number of small bursaries, in line with its objects, for students and for people who are employed in horticulture. Our aim is to stimulate interest in growing hardy herbaceous plants and to provide a deeper understanding of such plants. The bursaries are not competitive and there are no deadlines. We hope to make a decision within a month of receiving the application.

Bursaries for People in Employment are designed for younger horticulturalists who are in employment. Again the general expectation is that the support will be for travel & subsistence which might be relevant to the applicant’s horticultural development. Examples include visits to places such as botanical gardens, note-worthy gardens, national collections or herbaria which are overseas or not within easy reach of the work place. However this is not meant to be a restrictive list. Fees for study-days are also not excluded.

The awards will normally be limited to £500, exceptionally £700, for any one applicant and the Society expects the application to be supported by the applicant’s employer. In line with our ‘minimum fuss’ policy we will not be demanding a paper trail of receipts and so on, but we will expect a short report or letter indicating the benefits gained after the event. The Society will also expect the employer to exercise the bona fides of oversight which links the award to the intention of the bursary.

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

Eligibility:

  • This grant is for younger horticulturalists who are in employment.
  • The Society expects the application to be supported by the applicant’s employer.