SCB is offering three grant opportunities in 2012. The Annual SCB Grant, the Susan Hobbs Grant, and the Alan Romspert Grant in Desert Botany. Proposals must be turned by November 30, 2012. See the descriptions below or download grant instruction
SCB Annual Grant: SCB announces its annual program of grants to support member research in field botany (e.g. floristics, taxonomy and ecology). Preference will be given to research on southern California native species.
Susan Hobbs Grant for Field Research: This year, SCB will be awarding a grant specifically for field research. This award is supported by funds raised in memory of Susan Hobbs, long-time member of SCB.
Alan Romspert Grant in Desert Botany This year, SCB will be awarding a grant specifically for desert botanical research. This award is supported by funds raised in memory of Alan Romspert, long-time board memeber and contributor to SCB.Application instructions for the SCB Grant and the Susan Hobbs Grant
You must be a member a current member of SCB to qualify for either grant opportunity. If you are not currently a member, you may send a check for membership with your application. Individual membership dues are twenty-five dollars ($25). Only a limited number of proposals can be funded. The number of proposals will determine amounts, the amount available for disbursement, and the relative quality and merit of proposals. Maximum funding is five hundred dollars ($500) per person per year. To be considered for a repeat grant, both a progress report and a forecast for the following year's research with a budget estimate are required. A maximum of three years of extended grants may be considered if progress is satisfactory. Grants may cover expendable items (films, supplies, travel) not otherwise available to the researcher. Proposals must contain the following information:
- Title Page
- Description of proposed research, primary objectives, and relationship of the research to researcher's goals (two page limit).
- Anticipated timetable for research, including dates for beginning and completion.
- Budget with justifications, and statement of funding from other sources.
- Brief resume including current position, education, affiliations, qualifications, and anticipated address at completion of research.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor (if student application), or employer or professional able to state your history of completing similar projects.
- A check for membership if you are not a current member.
Please send your proposals electronically to grants AT socalbot.org as a word document or pdf. The subject of the e-mail should specify the grant you would like to be conisdered for. Please have your academic advisor send your letter of recommendation to the same e-mail address. The deadline for submission is Novemvber 30, 2012
Recipients must send SCB a progress report once a year and one copy of the final report, thesis, dissertation, or journal article resulting from supported work. Recipients must acknowledge SCB's support in any reports, publications, or programs resulting from work we support. Recipients should consider contributing a short article on their work to SCB's journal, Crossosoma.