Bayard Long Award for Botanical Research

Philadelphia Botanical Club


Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts Expand all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The Bayard Long Award provides support for students who are conducting research on plant species found in the region around Philadelphia.

The research project must advance our knowledge of plants that occur in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic region of the United States, especially the Philadelphia area. Specifically, the research project must include at least one plant species found in this region, although it can include additional plants not found in the region. (For example, a systematic botany project focusing on a genus with worldwide distribution but with one or more species occurring in the northeastern U.S. would be eligible.) For purposes of this award plants are as traditionally defined to include green plants as well the plant-like organisms: lichens, fungi, and all groups of algae. We especially encourage applications on projects that focus on field work and/or herbarium work.

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

Eligibility:

  • Students enrolled in a degree-granting program at any post-secondary level may apply.

  • The research project must advance our knowledge of plants that occur in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic region of the United States, especially the Philadelphia area.

  • Specifically, the research project must include at least one plant species found in this region, although it can include additional plants not found in the region. (For example, a systematic botany project focusing on a genus with worldwide distribution but with one or more species occurring in the northeastern U.S. would be eligible.)

  • Field, herbarium, and lab work are all eligible for funding.

  • Travel and living expenses associated with field or herbarium research are eligible, as are supplies and minor equipment associated with field or lab work.

Preferences:

  • We especially encourage applications on projects that focus on field work and/or herbarium work.