Botany 2019 Student Travel Grant Lottery

Dear Fellow ASPT members:

The ASPT Membership Committee is happy to announce that the popular student travel grant lottery from previous years will be continued this year. The ASPT Council approved awarding 60 travel grants for $300 each to attend Botany 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. Please see the attached application form and instructions.

Please encourage your students to apply! Both undergraduate and graduate students who are motivated or who would benefit from attending the meeting are encouraged to apply. All students must be current members of ASPT (enrollment status will be verified). The application or renewal process includes a one-line confirmation of status by the major advisor to the ASPT Business Office <> to confirm that the student is enrolled in a degree-granting institution.

All applications will enter into a single pool, from which 60 winners will be drawn randomly. If you are a student who received a travel grant last year, you may apply again with no restrictions.

For those who are selected to receive an ASPT travel grant, recipients will be provided with a grant check following the meeting in the amount of $300. If the student purchases an ASPT banquet ticket, the amount of the grant will be increased to cover the cost of the ticket ($335 in 2018).  A PDF of the student’s registration receipt will be required, and if the grant will include a banquet ticket, the receipt should show the ASPT Banquet ticket purchase.

Please note that applications must be received by 25 March 2019, in order to select and notify the winners in advance of the April 1, the Botany 2019 abstract submission deadline. Winners will be notified by e-mail by 29 March and the names of winners will be posted on the ASPT website. The application form can be downloaded here.

For Botany 2019 information, visit the conference website at .


The ASPT Membership Committee

Membership Renewal Instructions:

  • Go to the Welcome Page at

  • Click on the “Membership Payments” link to renew a membership or to submit a new application.

  • At the Membership Payments page: Renewing members, please login before you submit your membership renewal form online whether you will be making an immediate payment by credit card or sending a check.

Linda Brown can easily supply you with your login information upon request to  Do not hesitate to ask.

New Members: Please go to the ASPT Welcome page and scroll down the page to read the instructions for submitting your new membership