The Garden Club of America Awards in Tropical Botany

Garden Club of America


Grant amount: US $5,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Established in 1983, the Garden Club of America (GCA) Awards in Tropical Botany promote the preservation of tropical forests by enlarging the body of botanists with field experience. GCA awards at least two grants per year so that doctoral candidates can pursue independent field study in the tropics. 

Since its establishment, GCA has granted nearly 100 awards to outstanding tropical botanists. The Award in Tropical Botany is a highly competitive award. 

The Visiting Gardens Scholarship was established in addition to the Arundel Scholarship with a $100,000 donation from the Visiting Gardens Committee. These monies represented donations to the GCA by participants in the Visiting Gardens' trips.

The Purpose of this is to promote the preservation of tropical forests by enlarging the body of botanists with field experience.

Generally, one grant is awarded in the area of tropical plant systematics and a second is awarded in tropical forest ecology.

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

Eligibility:

  • Open to students who anticipate completing the requirements for a Ph.D. in Botany within two years.
  • Applicants must already be Ph.D. candidates enrolled at a US university.
  • Only one GCA Scholarship, Fellowship or award may be applied for annually.