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FNPS 2019 Endowment Grant Research Awards, Conservation Grant Awards and the Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany

October 10, 2018

The Florida Native Plant Society maintains an Endowment Research Grant program for the purpose of funding research on native plants. These are small grants ($1500 or less), awarded for a 1-year period, and intended to support research that forwards the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society which is “to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.”

FNPS Conservation Grants support applied native plant conservation projects in Florida. These grants ($5000 or less) are awarded for a 1-year period. These projects promote the preservation, conservation, or restoration of rare or imperiled native plant taxa and rare or imperiled native plant communities. To qualify for a Conservation Grant, the proposed project must be sponsored by an FNPS Chapter.

The Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany will provide up to $1500 to graduate or undergraduate students who are studying Florida ethnobotany – i.e., the study of the relationship between peoples or cultures with plants native to Florida or Florida ecosystems. These can be current uses or historic uses. 

For specifics on how to apply, see  Questions regarding the grant programs should be sent to

Application deadline for the 2019 Awards is March 3, 2019. Awards will be announced at the May 2019 Annual Conference at the Plantation on Crystal River, Crystal River, Florida, Florida. Awardees do not have to be present at the Conference to receive award.