Wyoming Native Plant Society 2012 Markow Scholarship/Small Grant
Educational projects and botany thesis research
January 3, 2012
At the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Native Plant Society (WNPS), members voted unanimously to expand the 2012 Markow Scholarship award to $500-1000 and to open the funding to all residents of Wyoming and WNPS members for educational projects in addition to botany thesis research.
The Wyoming Native Plant Society promotes appreciation, understanding and conservation of native plants and plant communities through its annual scholarship/small grants program. Thesis research may address any aspect of botany, including floristics, taxonomy, ecology, genetics, plant geography, range science, paleontology, pollination biology, physiology, and mycology. In addition, other projects like botany curriculum development, public native plant gardens, and other research will be considered.
Project or study proposals must pertain to native plants of Wyoming. Preference will be given to proposals expected to generate research data or promote public understanding. Up to $1,000 of expenses may be covered per proposal. Awards defray direct project costs, excluding labor or conferences. Eligible expenses include:
1) Direct costs of travel, meals, and lodging for research or education projects.
2) Supply and service expenses used for the sole purpose of the project (e.g., consumable supplies such as laboratory chemicals, soil and nursery stock, and services such as phone and computer time).
The deadline for proposals is February 18. The grant competition is open to residents of Wyoming or members of WNPS.
Grants will be announced in April.
The grant proposal should be no longer than two pages and should include the following information:
• Contact person and organizational affiliation, as appropriate
• Mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail
• Short abstract of the study or project (2-5 sentences)
• Description of the study or project: objectives, methods, description of final product, and short description of past similar work (if applicable)
• Description of how the study or project will benefit native plant conservation in Wyoming
• Overall budget showing amount requested from WNPS ($1,000 or less) and the intended purpose of the funding, as well as other funding sources
• Time frames for completion of the study or project
• Brief statement of applicant's qualifications or biography
• Names and addresses of two people as references.
Successful scholarship or grant applicants will be required to submit a final report documenting the study or project accomplishments to WNPS, suitable for publication in the Castilleja newsletter.
Electronic copies of the applications are also posted on the WNPS homepage at: www.uwyo.edu/wyndd/wnps. Send completed applications to Wyoming Native Plant Society, P.O. Box 2500, Laramie, WY 82073; or firstname.lastname@example.org