Michigan Botanical Foundation Grant

Michigan Botanical Foundation

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Grant amount: US $100 - US $1,500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals Organizations

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Preferred: Michigan Other eligible locations: Michigan, Lake County, Illinois, Counties in Indiana: Adams County, Allen County, DeKalb County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Our Mission

The purpose of the Michigan Botanical Foundation (MBF) is to provide support for Michigan botanical research, educational publications, and related activities that enhance the knowledge and preservation of Michigan’s flora.

Funding Goals

To help achieve the mission of the Foundation, grants will be made to support endeavors, both research- and community-based, that are consistent with the mission of the Foundation.  We are interested in funding the following types of projects:

  1. Research projects which involve the study of Michigan plants including but not limited to: (a) state or federally listed (rare, threatened, or endangered) species; (b) competition between invasive and native species; and (c) floristic surveys;

  2. Environmental projects which have one or more of the following features: (a) the project will raise public awareness of Michigan's flora; (b) the project involves preservation, reclamation, or restoration of native habitat; (c) the proposed uses of the project site and access to it will result in public education;

  3. Educational efforts such as workshops, institutes, conferences, and exhibits which hold the promise of increasing public awareness and knowledge of Michigan's flora. Student scholarships to attend valuable botanical conferences and educational programs are also considered for funding.

These grants will be made on a case-by-case basis upon application to the Foundation when adequate funding exists. Applications for grants must be shown to have educational value with respect to Michigan's flora and may be funded in whole or in part.

Grant Amount

MBF makes grants in the range of USD $100.00 – USD $1,500; however, exceptions may be made.

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


  • The Michigan Botanical Foundation welcomes anyone to apply for grants as long as such requests meet the Foundation's purpose and funding goals.
  • Applications for grants must be shown to have educational value with respect to Michigan's flora and may be funded in whole or in part.


    • Geographic preference is the State of Michigan; however, funding for projects in the broader Great Lakes region may be considered.
    • For those applicants applying for funding for work that is part of a larger project (e.g. Ph.D., multi-year), preference will be given to those applications which specify a particular, well-circumscribed part of the project which seeks funding by the MBF grant.


    • No more than one request per year from any individual or organization will be accepted.

    • The Michigan Botanical Foundation will ordinarily not provide grants for the following:

      • Materials that would ordinarily be provided by the applicant' s academic institution

      • Payment for others to conduct or prepare one's own graduate or professional research

      • Tuition

      • Labor, salary, and/or compensation-related benefits

      • lndirect cost

      • Private business or for-profit organizations

      • Legal fees

      • Projects which are not likely to be completed within the specified time frame