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Up to $5000- Botany in Action Fellowship Program 2022

Up to $5000- Botany in Action Fellowship Program 2022

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Applications are open for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Botany in Action Fellowship Program 2022. The Botany in Action Fellowship fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach.

A BIA Fellowship consists of one year of support for research funding and educational outreach, as well as life-long membership in a growing network of plant-based scientists connecting their research with the public. BIA Fellows are encouraged to re-apply to the program for continued funding for up to three years of support towards the completion of their dissertation research.

Research priority areas include:

  • Ethnobotany, with a special interest in plant use for physical and/or psychological well-being.
  • Diversity and conservation, particularly in regional (southwest Pennsylvania and adjacent states) and tropical forests.
  • Landscape and brownfield restoration, particularly in plant-based ecosystem services.
  • Sustainable landscapes.
  • Interdisciplinary plant-based research at the intersection of human and environmental health.

Financial Benefits from Botany in Action Fellowship

The program provides each fellow with:

  • $5,000 for use towards research-related expenses at sites in the US or abroad
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to Phipps, to engage in science outreach training and opportunities to translate and communicate their research to non-scientific, public audiences through written, visual, and/or oral means, (contingent on the COVID19 situation)
  • Subsequent opportunities to connect their research with the public through programs, exhibits, and other outreach venues.

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Eligibility Required for Botany in Action Fellowship

All applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a PhD program at a US graduate institution (US citizenship is not required);
  • Conducting plant-based research;
  • Able to travel to Pittsburgh, PA from a location within the US (costs will be reimbursed) for the duration of the Botany in Action Science Engagement Week, which will be September 15 – 18, 2022 – contingent on the COVID19 situation;
  • Able to commit to monthly online outreach (e.g. podcast, blogging, vlogging, etc) after Science Engagement Week.

Application Details

The application package should convince reviewers the applicant possesses the knowledge and skills to successfully complete and publish the results.  And who is committed to connecting their work with non-scientific audiences. A complete application includes the following three components:

  • Firstly, Proposal
  • Secondly, Curriculum Vitae
  • Lastly, Two Letters of Recommendation

The Proposal and CV must be saved together as a single WORD or PDF file, with the proposal appearing first. The file name should start with the applicant’s last name, followed by the term ‘BIA’, funding year pursued, and ‘App’ (e.g. Smith_BIA_2022_App.pdf). If submitting a PDF, include an additional WORD file with Applicant Contact Information, University, Research Site, Recommender Information, Proposal Title, and Two Abstracts. All application materials should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line ‘BIA 2022 application’ followed by the applicant’s last name.

Each recommendation letter must be sent directly from the recommender. The letter should be saved as a PDF file and named as follows, with underscores between each section. Applicant’s last name, ‘BIA’, funding year pursued, ‘Rec’, ‘R’ if supporting research or ‘O’ if supporting outreach, and recommender’s last name (e.g. Smith_BIA_2022_Rec_O_McGuire.pdf). These should be emailed to [email protected]

Lastly,  It is important to visit the official website for the online application link and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline07 January,2022
Open toAll
OrganizerBotany in Action



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