Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Research Grant

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $2,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Mexico, Arizona, California

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (TCSS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is educating, teaching and learning about cacti and other succulent plants of the Sonoran Desert for the benefit of its members. 

To support its mission of increasing and disseminating knowledge of cacti and succulents, TCSS has established a research grant program to help fund research, as an adjunct to the ongoing Education Outreach Program.

Examples of Research Areas Suitable for TCSS Funding:
  • Population characteristics of relatively unstudied cactus and succulent species in southern Arizona.
  • Effects of population growth, economic development, drought, climate change, or other environmental factors on cactus and succulent populations in southern Arizona.
  • Historic native uses of cacti and succulents in Arizona.
  • Potential medicinal uses for Sonoran plants.
  • Value of Sonoran plant diversity.
  • Cultivation techniques for cacti and succulents in southern Arizona.
  • Symbiotic relationships among Sonoran plant and animal species.
  • Introduction of new species.

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


  • Research projects must involve cactus and/or other succulents and be consistent with the TCSS Mission.
  • Budgets shall include, but are not limited to: travel, lodging, meals, materials, supplies, operational expenses (e.g. expendable and non-expendable), equipment, and co-funding.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • No grant funds shall be used for equipment in excess of $250 per item.
  • No grant funds shall be used for salary support of the principal investigator.
  • No grant funds shall be used to pay indirect cost.