44 Plant Grants to Apply for This Summer

Summer is upon us - plants are in bloom and a new crop of grant opportunities are ripe for applying. Whether you’re trekking up a mountain with your plant press strapped to your backpack or examining seeds beneath a microscope; Instrumentl’s got you covered when it comes to research funding.

This list was created by the team at Instrumentl, an online platform that helps scientists find and apply to grants. You can check them all out on Instrumentl, apply using our easy forms, and even get free application reviews by visiting: www.instrumentl.com/summer-plant-grants.

Commonwealth Forestry Association Young Scientist Research Award — DEADLINE 24 JUNE 2016

Who is it for? Researchers must be 35 years old or younger, with no restrictions on educational status or nationality. What projects are eligible? Forestry-related research projects.

How much? Up to £500

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The Fence Authority Scholarship — DEADLINE 24 June 2016

Who is it for? Undergraduate students in the US pursuing a degree related to a profession that is dedicated to improving the beautification of US communities, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Horticulture, and Environmental and Marine Sciences. What projects are eligible? Students must be undertaking studies related to one of the following programs (or one of similar description): architecture, engineering, biology, civil engineering, horticulture science, ecology, environmental design/engineering/science/studies, forestry, landscape architecture, marine/aquatic biology, marine science, urban and land planning, or water/wetlands/marine management.

How much? $1,000

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Royal Horticultural Society General Bursary for Individuals — DEADLINE 24 June 2016 & 22 September 2016

Who is it for? Professional and student gardeners/horticulturalists, plant and soil scientists, botanists, arboriculturalists, landscapers, botanical artists, serious amateur gardeners, British & Irish institutions, colleges, charities and gardens open to the public, and other related professionals. What projects are eligible? A project may take place anywhere in the world if the applicant is a British or Irish citizen or if the applicant is a resident as student or in employment in Britain or Ireland. All others may apply, but only for projects undertaken in the UK or Ireland. Projects must have clear relevance to horticulture.

How much? Unspecified

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Conservation Fund — DEADLINE 24 JUNE 2016

Who is it for? Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply. Priority will be given to those projects that support the professional development of young conservationists. What projects are eligible? Project must involve endangered species conservation, including all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species.

How much? Up to $25,000

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants — DEADLINE 24 June 2016

Who is it for? Senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. What projects are eligible? Research directly tied to a CTFS-ForestGEO Forest Dynamics Site, including field work, plot data analysis, or the generation of complementary data that strengthens CTFS-ForestGEO programs. Projects can be field-oriented, herbarium- or laboratory-based, or analytical; and based around the social or natural sciences.

How much? $2,000-$15,000

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Genetics Society Heredity Fieldwork Grant — DEADLINE 25 June 2016

Who is it for? PhD students from anywhere in the world may apply for this grant immediately after becoming members of the Genetics Society; other applicants must have been members of the Genetics Society for at least a year. What projects are eligible? Field-based genetics research projects involving 1) population genetics (including human), 2) genomics, 3) functional genomics and proteomics, 4) biometrical and statistical genetics, 5) ecological and evolutionary genetics, 6) animal and plant breeding, and/or 7) cytogenetics.

How much? £1,500

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AdminiTrust LLC Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grant — DEADLINE 29 June 2016

Who is it for? 501(c)(3) public charities and non-US organizations with equivalent status. What projects are eligible? The Trust supports projects that directly further research or education in ornamental horticulture in North and South America.

How much? Up to $20,000

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Science and Exploration in Asia Research Grants — 09 July 2016

Who is it for? Scientists with advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent) who are associated with an educational institution or organization (independent researchers or those pursuing a Ph.D.-level degree may apply, but awards to non-Ph.D. applicants are rare). The applicant must be a legal resident of Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, or Vietnam. What projects are eligible? Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology (including fields such as botany, behavioral ecology, and zoology), geography, geology, oceanography, and paleontology.

How much? ~$30,000

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Shirley A. Graham Fellowship in Systematic Botany and Biogeography Grant — DEADLINE 25 July 2016

Who is it for? Scientists who have received at least an undergraduate degree and are from Latin America, Madagascar, Vietnam, or Tanzania. What projects are eligible? The fields of research are limited to plant systematics, biogeography, ecology, and conservation.

How much? Up to $500

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Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowship in Conservation Biology Grant — DEADLINE 25 July 2016

Who is it for? Individuals who have recently completed an undergraduate degree, graduate students, and professionals from universities and governmental or nongovernmental organizations. Applicants are open to applicants from Mexico, Central America, South America, Madagascar, Vietnam, Tanzania. What projects are eligible? Research projects and activities related to the population dynamics of rare plants, reintroduction of endangered plant species, ex situ conservation of native plant species, seed germination ecology of rare plants, and the restoration ecology of native habitats.

How much? Unspecified

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Midsouth Aquatic Plant Management Society Scholarship Opportunity — DEADLINE 25 July 2016

Who is it for? Graduate students in the United States with a relationship to the aquatic plant management industry. What projects are eligible? Proposed research projects must have importance to the field of aquatic plant management.

How much? $2,500

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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy Student Grant Program — DEADLINE 25 July 2016

Who is it for? Latin American students enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program in a US or South American University. What projects are eligible? Direct conservation projects and educational programs. Projects should promote the conservation of savannas, gallery forests, wetlands, and associated ecosystems in Central and South America.

How much? $1,000

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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy Research Equipment Program — DEADLINE 25 July 2016

Who is it for? Latin American researchers affiliated with a university or conservation organization. What projects are eligible? Direct conservation projects and educational programs. Projects should promote the conservation of savannas, gallery forests, wetlands, and associated ecosystems in Central and South America.

How much? Science equipment grant

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Harry Sudakoff Foundation Environment Grants — DEADLINE 6 August 2016

Who is it for? 501(c)(3) organizations, with preference given to organizations in Sarasota County, Florida. What projects are eligible? This Foundation’s fields of interest are: arts, community, education for children and youth, environment, human services for families and seniors, and science.

How much? $10,000 — $50,000

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Burning Foundation Grant — DEADLINE 7 August 2016

Who is it for? Environmental 501(c)(3) non-profits throughout Washington and Oregon. What projects are eligible? Areas of interest include protecting threatened rivers and forests, nurturing native fish populations, and conserving land and open space for ecological and recreational purposes.

How much? $5,000 to $12,000

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International Tropical Timber Organization Fellowship Programme — DEADLINE 9 August 2016

Who is it for? Young and mid-career people from ITTO Member countries who are pursuing their professional development and improve their career prospects. What projects are eligible? Projects related to tropical forestry or tropical timber industries and related disciplines, with a view to promoting sustainable management of tropical forests, efficient utilization and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information on the international trade in tropical timber.

How much? Up to $10,000

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Western National Parks Association Research Grant — DEADLINE 9 August 2016

Who is it for? All researchers, however graduate students cannot serve as lead PI. What projects are eligible? Scientific research projects that helps advance the management, preservation, and interpretation of WNPA national parks.

How much? Up to $7,500

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Northwest Horticultural Society Grant — DEADLINE 25 August 2016

Who is it for? Organizations in the northwestern United States. What projects are eligible? Projects should further horticultural education or provide inspiration and support to the Northwest gardening community.

How much? Unspecified

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Magnolia Society International: Research Grant — DEADLINE 26 August 2016

Who is it for? Researchers anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Research that expands the understanding and knowledge base of the genus Magnolia.

How much? Unspecified

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Brady Boyd Wildlife Management Scholarship — DEADLINE 26 August 2016

Who is it for? Graduating high school students and current college students enrolled at a college/university in Texas. What projects are eligible? Students must be pursuing a degree program related to wildlife management/conservation.

How much? Average: $2,000

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Category 1 & 2 Scholarship — DEADLINE 26 August 2016

Who is it for? Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees. What projects are eligible? Employees must be seeking undergraduate or postgraduate educational assistance related to career fields at TPWD.

How much? Unspecified

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Category 3 Scholarship — DEADLINE 26 August 2016

Who is it for? Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees seeking bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees. What projects are eligible? Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program related to natural resource conservation.

How much? Unspecified

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The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund — DEADLINE 26 August 2016

Who is it for? Organizations from or in partnership with organizations from Africa, Asia and Latin America. What projects are eligible? Projects must align with PBNF’s mission to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

How much? Up to € 25,000

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American Hemerocallis Society Student Research Grant — DEADLINE 26 August 2016

Who is it for? Undergraduate students, graduate students or faculty/staff from anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Research projects must employ daylilies (genus Hemerocallis) as experimental organisms in original research; all aspects of scientific research on Hemerocallis will be considered.

How much? Up to $5,000

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TREE Fund Research Fellowship Grant Program — DEADLINE 26 August 2016

Who is it for? Early career, pre-tenure assistant or tenured associate rank professors from anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Research, scholarships and education programs essential to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry.

How much? Up to $100,000

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Linnean Society of London: Appleyard Fund — DEADLINE 8 September 2016

Who is it for? Individuals who are either a Fellow or Associate of the Society, and who are not be in full-time employment as biologists. What projects are eligible? Research projects in the field of botany or zoology.

How much? Up to £2,000

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David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship — DEADLINE 5 September 2016

Who is it for? Individuals based at a US institution who have completed their doctorate within the past five years or by the time the award is made in 2016. What projects are eligible? Research projects should be cutting edge and related to conservation biology.

How much? Annual salary of $52,500 plus benefits for 2 years, a travel budget of $8,000, and a research fund of $32,000.

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Save the Redwoods League Research Grant — DEADLINE 10 September 2016

Who is it for? Nonprofit organizations in the US (including universities and public agencies). What projects are eligible? Basic and applied hypothesis-driven research on the biology and ecology of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.

How much? Up to $25,000

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Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio Annual Grant Program — DEADLINE 10 September 2016

Who is it for? Individuals and organizations in the US. What projects are eligible? Research, conservation or education projects that promote the study, appreciation, and conservation of the native plants and native plant communities of Ohio.

How much? $500

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Linnean Society of London: Dennis Stanfield Memorial Fund — DEADLINE 10 September 2016

Who is it for? Individuals anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Botanical research on tropical African plants.

How much? Up to £2,000

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Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation: Environmental Research Grant — DEADLINE 10 September 2016

Who is it for? PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in Finland. What projects are eligible? Projects must be in the natural sciences (including on water, terrestrial and soil ecosystems), environmental technology, environmental policy, or scientific communication.

How much? €24,000 — €28,000

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The Arboricultural Association Grant — DEADLINE 24 September 2016

Who is it for? Individuals and organizations. What projects are eligible? UK-based projects related to an arboricultural topic.

How much? Up to £10,000

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California Native Plant Society Educational Grants Program — DEADLINE 24 September 2016

Who is it for? Undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, or non-students studying California’s native flora. What projects are eligible? Projects related to conservation of California native plants and their natural habitats, and that increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

How much? $300 — $1,000

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Jack Kimmel International Grant Program — DEADLINE 25 September 2016

Who is it for? Researchers from anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Projects must be related to arboriculture or urban forestry.

How much? Up to $10,000

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John Z. Duling Grant Program — DEADLINE 25 September 2016

Who is it for? Researchers from anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

How much? Up to $25,000

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The Hardy Plant Society Kenneth Black Student Bursary Scheme — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Undergraduate and graduate students based in the UK. What projects are eligible? Students must be studying horticultural subjects related to hardy herbaceous plants (projects may take place anywhere in the world).

How much? £200 — £700

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Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society Graduate Student Scholarship — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Graduate students at a university or college in the northeast region of the US. What projects are eligible? Research project focus must be in the area of aquatic plant management.

How much? Up to $5,000

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Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society Undergraduate Student Stipend — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Undergraduate students at a university or college in the northeast region of the US. What projects are eligible? Students must be looking for a summer internship with a group or organization whose main focus is aquatic plant management.

How much? Up to $5,000

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Michigan Botanical Foundation Grant — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Anyone from anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Projects must be research or community-based and designed to enhance the knowledge or preservation of Michigan’s flora.

How much? $100 — $1,500

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The Ramona Garden Club Grants — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Non-profit and educational organizations located in and near Ramona, CA. What projects are eligible? Project objectives should be to encourage further interest in horticulture and agriculture.

How much? Up to $500

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Heliconia Society International Student Research Grant — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Graduate and post-doctoral students anywhere in the world. What projects are eligible? Research projects on any aspects of the botany and horticulture of plants in the order Zingiberales.

How much? $1,000

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Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Nonprofit organizations in the US. What projects are eligible? Research or educational projects in the fields of archeology, astronomy, botany, geology, or paleontology.

How much? Unspecified

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Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Research Grant Program — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Researchers. What projects are eligible? Research projects must involve cactus and/or other succulents of the US Sonoran Desert.

How much? $1,000 — $2,000

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Hind Foundation Standard Grant — DEADLINE Rolling

Who is it for? Nonprofit organizations with a California 501(c)3 designation. What projects are eligible? Projects based in California related to land conservation, plant protection, and ecosystem conservation.

How much? Unspecified

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**Title image of a friendly Castilleja and Platanthera, by Katharine Corriveau.