[Taxacom] Cuatrecasas Award Announcement
tlowrey at unm.edu
Sun Mar 25 17:10:18 CDT 2007
The Smithsonian Institution’s
Cuatrecasas Fellowship Award
The Smithsonian Institution’s Department of Botany announces the
Cuatrecasas Fellowship Award. This annual competition will usually
result in 1-2 awards, each one not to exceed $3000 (US). The award is
to support work in the spirit of the research of the late Dr. José
Cuatrecasas, a long time associate of the US National Herbarium.
Priority will be given to scientists from Latin America or from
elsewhere who work on tropical plants. Funds are to be used to study
specimens housed in the US National Herbarium. Anyone interested in
applying for the award should submit a short curriculum vitae, a
proposal and two letters of support; it is suggested, but not required,
that one of the letters be from a scientist at the Smithsonian.
Proposals should not exceed two pages in length and should include the
following: Name & address of applicant, date submitted, specific
objective of trip, overall research project, date of trip, and budget.
Complete applications should be sent via email, fax, or airmail to Dr.
V. A. Funk at the address listed below. Email is preferred and you
should receive a reply confirming that we have received your
application. Applications should arrive no later than 1 June 2007and
applicants will be notified of the committee decision no later than 15
Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the José Cuatrecasas Award
should send a check to the Chairman, Department of Botany, using the
address listed below.
Department of Botany
P.O. Box 37012
NMNH MRC 166
Washington DC 20013-7012 USA
FAX 202-786-2563 (funkv at si.edu)
Professor of Biology
Dept. of Biology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 277-2604
Fax: (505) 277-1351
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