The Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) are pleased to invite applications for the annual Botanical Advocacy Leadership Award. This award organized by the Environmental and Public Policy Committees of BSA and ASPT aims to support local efforts that contribute to shaping public policy on issues relevant to plant sciences.
Tropical Botany is an intensive course of study in the biology and systematics of tropical plants. The class is largely based on the extensive holdings of tropical vascular plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, University of Miami’s Gifford Arboretum, and the Montgomery Botanical Center.
The ASPT Environmental and Public Policy Committee (EPPC) invites applications for the first annual ASPT CVD Travel Grant. This award provides up to $750 to be reimbursed for expenses such as transportation, room, and board for one early-career botanist to attend the Congressional Visits Day (CVD) in Washington, D.C., held 17–18 April 2018.
Nominations for the ASPT's Society Awards for 2018 (Asa Gray Award, Peter Raven Award, Undergraduate Research Prize, and the renamed Engagement and Excellence in Plant Systematics Education Award) are being accepted through February 28th.
ASPT members should have recently received a letter via email from ASPT President Chelsea Specht (it came through Mail Chimp) requesting your feedback on a survey about an initiative called the "TheNational Plant Systems Initiative (NPSI) ".
The 2017 Botany Advocacy Leadership Award provided funds for awardee Jackeline Salazar to hold a sustainability workshop for women on August 31st, 2017, in Oviedo, Perdenales, Dominican Republic. The workshop was entitled "Plant Conservation and Sustainable Management by women in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve, Dominican Republic: Community Workshop and Local Capacity” and was a great success!
The Graduate Student Research Grant Award reports for 2015 awardees are now available on the website. Recipients of these grants write a summary of the research that resulted from the funding. For information about these awards, see the Awards page.
On June 9th, ASPT presidents present and past cosigned a letter addressing NSF's June 6 announcement of the elimination of the NSF doctoral dissertation improvement grants program in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS).
Have you heard about the "Botany Bill"? Formally known as “The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act," HR 1054 was introduced to the United States House of Representatives in February 2017
The Botanical Society of America Systematics Section and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists are providing financial support for students to participate in field trips at Botany 2017. We will provide up to $100 to 40 student members from either society