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Botany in Action Fellowship CFP: field research funding + science engagement via a botanic garden(1)
Date: 11/18/2013 - 1/15/2014
Type: Grants
Location(s):
Pennsylvania
Description:

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Pittsburgh) is currently accepting proposals for its 2014 Botany in Action Fellowship program, which fosters the development of a next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach.

Open to PhD students enrolled at US graduate institutions and conducting plant-based scientific field research, the BIA program provides each Fellow with: 

  1. $5,000 for use towards research-related expenses at sites in the U.S. or abroad (including expenses for travel, food, housing, field and laboratory supplies, and software)
  2. an all-expenses-paid trip to Phipps to engage in science outreach training and opportunities to translate and communicate his or her research to non-scientific, public audiences through written, visual, and/or oral means
  3. subsequent opportunities to connect his or her research with the public through programs, exhibits, and other outreach venues.

Learn more about Phipps, the BIA fellowship program, and how to apply at PhippsBotanyinAction.org and phipps.conservatory.org/project-green-heart/botany-in-action.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2014.