Magnolia Society International: Research Grants

Magnolia Society International


Grant amount: US $500 - US $3,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The Magnolia Society International (MSI) has long operated a research funding program designed to promote research to expand the knowledge base of the members of the genus Magnolia. The MSI Research Committee and Board of Directors recently completed a redesign of the research funding program to provide focus to the effort.

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

Eligibility:

  • The following is proposed as a non-prioritized list of the types of projects worthy of consideration for funding from the MSI Dedicated Research Fund.
    • Red List Status Magnolia projects: 
      • Specific species research, ex-situ collection development, and field inventories.
    • Grant applications submitted by NAPCC Multi-institution Magnolia participants:
      • Magnolia specific collecting trips, acquisition of magnolias for collections, and funding of specific research projects that would enhance collections.
      • This category includes funds for guest curators or magnolia experts to work on specific collections needs:
        • Verification projects
        • collections inventorying
        • database improvements
        • curation of specific parts of magnolia collection
    • Development of global consortium for ex-situ Magnolia conservation (future).
      • Funding for gardens and arboreta in global consortium for:
        • magnolia-specific collecting trips
        • or funds for guest curators or magnolia experts to work on specific collections needs such as:
          • verification projects
          • collections inventorying
          • database improvements
          • curation of specific activities centered on magnolia collection(s)
        • This category also includes acquisition of magnolias for collections and funding for specific research projects that would enhance collections.
      • The Society is also interested in funding for research and development of a global consortium for ex-situ conservation.
    • Collecting trips where magnolias will be collected. 
      • The Magnolia Society International will only fund seed/plant collecting activities that can demonstrate that project activities will be carried out according to all applicable laws/treaties governing collection, transport, distribution and commercialization of genetic materials.
      • Magnolia collections must be made available for dissemination to:
        • Members of the NAPCC Multi-institution Magnolia Group,
        • members of the Global Consortium for Ex-situ Conservation of plants (future),
        • and institutions with Magnolia collections are BGCI participants
      • Funding priority will be given to:
        • BGCI-member institution work related to magnolia collecting
        • and collection of species that are under-represented in botanic gardens are arboreta
    • Scientific Research Projects:
      • Taxonomic studies
      • habitat studies
      • genetic studies
      • propagation methods
      • breeding programs
      • DNA studies
  • Other projects may be recommended for funding by the research committee if the committee feels the proposed work will result in important advances in research or understanding of the genus Magnolia.
  • Grants may be used over a period of 1-3 years.