Call for Grant Applications, Research Papers and Poster Presentations


Did you know that the Florida Native Plant Society maintains grant programs for research and conservation?

Endowment Research Grants provide up to $1500 for a 1-year period to fund research that forwards the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society, "to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida." Like the Endowment Research Grants, Conservation Grants of up to $1500 are awarded for a 1-year period to support applied native plant conservation projects that promote the preservation, conservation, or restoration of rare or imperiled native plant taxa and/or communities in Florida. Proposed projects must be sponsored by a FNPS Chapter to qualify for a Conservation Grant.

Details regarding both of these grants can be found at The application deadline is March 7, 2014. Grant recipients will be announced at the F.N.P.S. Annual Conference in Fort Myers in May of 2014. Applicants are not required to be present at this event to receive a grant.

Research Papers and Poster Presentations

In addition to fabulous keynote guests, socials and field trips, the Florida Native Plant Society's Annual Conference includes both spoken and poster-format presentations of research focused on the preservation, conservation, and/or restoration of Florida's native plants and plant communities. The upcoming conference will be held May 15-18, 2014 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Researchers interested in presenting applicable work at this event are invited to email abstracts to Paul A. Schmalzer by February 1, 2014. These should be submitted as MS Word files, not to exceed 200 words in length, including title, affiliation, address, and whether the presentation will be delivered orally or as a poster. Oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17; researchers should be prepared to speak for approximately 15 minutes and answer questions for another 5. The poster session will take place on Saturday, May 17.
Posted by Laurie Sheldon


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