Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship

Garden Club of America


Grant amount: US $4,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The GCA Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship was established in spring 2013 to facilitate independent research in this field. This fellowship was made possible by generous gifts given in honor of the GCA Centennial by members of the Board of Associates. 

The Garden Club of America Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship provides funding to study the causes of pollinator decline, in particular bees, bats, butterflies and moths, which could lead to potential solutions for their conservation and sustainability.

Pollinators-bees, bats, butterflies and moths-help our prairies, gardens, orchards, blueberry barrens, farmers' fields and desert cacti reproduce and maintain genetic diversity. One-third of the food we eat has been fertilized by pollinators. An alarming decline in the number of pollinators in recent decades-through chemicals, diseases, mites, loss of habitat, and global climate change- has international repercussions.

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

Eligibility:

  • The GCA Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship annually funds one or more graduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions.
  • Funding may vary in amount, but normally will be in the range of $4,000 for study and research that will advance the knowledge of pollinator science and increase the number of scientists in the field.
  • A recipient may reapply for an additional year of funding.
  • Only one GCA scholarship, fellowship or award may be applied for annually.