grad student research award - botany

Swain, Pat (FWE) Pat.Swain at STATE.MA.US
Fri Jan 28 08:44:15 CST 2005

Please call to the attention of your students, post on boards and get
the word out to botanists working on any aspect of the flora of New


The New England Botanical Club will offer up to $2,000 total in support
of botanical research to be conducted by graduate students in 2005.
This award is made annually to stimulate and encourage botanical
research on the New England flora, and to make possible visits to the
New England region by those who would not otherwise be able to do so.
It is anticipated that two awards will be given, although the actual
number and amount of awards will depend on the proposals received. The
awards will be given to the graduate student(s) submitting the best
research proposal dealing with systematic botany, biosystematics, plant
ecology, or plant conservation biology.  Where competing proposals are
judged to be of equal merit, those from applicants who are members of
the NEBC will be given preference.  Papers based on the research funded
must acknowledge the NEBC's support.  Submission of manuscripts to the
Club's journal, Rhodora, is strongly encouraged. Applicants must submit
three paper copies of each of the following: a proposal of no more than
three double-spaced pages, plus a single page each of literature cited
and budget with brief justification, and a curriculum vitae.  Two
letters in support of the proposed research (one from the student's
thesis advisor) should be sent directly to the Awards Committee by
sponsors.  All materials should be sent to: Awards Committee, The New
England Botanical Club, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-2020.
Proposals and supporting letters must be received no later than Tuesday,
March 1, 2005. Reference letters, but not the proposals, may be sent by
e-mail or fax to the Committee Chair, who is listed on the NEBC
Committees webpage. Contact the Chair for the fax number. The
recipient(s) will be notified by April 30, 2005.

See the NEBC website for information on the New England Botanical Club,
the award announcement and history of the awards at:

Pat Swain
Patricia Swain, Ph.D.
Community Ecologist
Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Road
Westborough, MA 01581
508-792-7270 ext. 160     fax 508-792-7821

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