Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
45
Days
January 15 2022
Application Deadline
2
Awarded last year
N/A
Renewable
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Garden Club of America Awards in Tropical Botany

Description

To promote the preservation of tropical forests by enlarging the body of botanists with field experience. Provides two or more grants of $5500 annually to enable field study in tropical botany. (Award amounts were increased from $5000 in 1994.) Generally, one grant is awarded in the area of tropical plant systematics and a second is awarded in tropical forest ecology. Open to students who anticipate completing the requirements for a Ph.D. in Botany within two years. Applicants must already be Ph.D. candidates enrolled at a US university. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution. There is no formal application form. Candidates should submit an application packet including the following: A personal letter describing the candidate's plans for the future and commitment to tropical conservation; and two-page statement of the proposed research, including its relevance to conservation, beginning with a summary statement of the proposalÔÇÖs purpose, field location, plant group/vegetation type and questions to be answered; one letter of recommendation from the student's graduate advisor that includes an evaluation of the student's progress to date and a statement confirming Ph.D. candidacy; evidence of foreign language capability, if necessary for country of research; and a brief curriculum vitae (1-2 pages). Please submit all information as one PDF document. Please use standard 8.5" x 11" size paper, no smaller than 10-point, Times New Roman font, single-spaced or greater, and 1" margins on all sides. References and graphics do not count toward the two-page limit. Please email the document to kimberley.marchant@wwf.org.

Amount Details

$5,500
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently

How to Apply

What you'll need:

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  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Email
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
Contact Kimberley Marchant

kimberley.marchant@wwf.org
Address World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037