Awards and Grants

Conservation Grants

FNPS Conservation Grants support applied native-plant conservation projects in Florida. Applicants can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 awarded for a 1-year period. Projects must 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.

Contact: Juliet Rynear

Application Deadline: 03-05-2021

Landscape Awards

Each year at the Annual Conference, FNPS gives awards for high quality native plant landscapes in the categories of residential, commercial, institutional, transportation, restoration, mitigation and wildflower/butterfly garden - landscaped primarily with native plants. 

Award Levels:  Excellence,   Honor,  Merit

Application Deadline: 03-05-2021

Research Grants

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

Contact: Paul Schmalzer

Application Deadline: 03-05-2021

Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany

This award is limited 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.

Award Evaluation Criteria

  • Research must focus on Florida native plant species or plant communities.
  • Research project must have a human/plant connection.
  • Research can include mycology, taxonomy, botany, demographics of medicinal plants, medicinal chemistry, human effects on soils, economic importance, etc.  

Contact: Juliet Rynear

Application Deadline: 03-05-2021