The Society of Herbarium Curators is pleased to accept proposals for the annual Student Research Grants to support research that contributes to or uses herbarium resources in ways that augment the collections. Two $500 grants will be made to graduate students and one $250 grant will be made to an undergraduate student.
Scope: Research that contributes to or uses herbarium resources in ways that augment the collections. Research on any taxa typically accessioned in herbaria including all plant, fungal, lichen, and algal lineages is eligible. Supported activities could include, but are not limited to, fieldwork to generate vouchers for revisionary or floristic work, collecting morphological data from specimens, traveling to herbaria, or making and distributing physical specimens. Thus, students’ overarching research could include molecular approaches, but the merit of the proposal would be based on the ability of the work to contribute to building or improving herbarium resources. Additionally, meta-analysis of herbarium data would also be eligible, provided that a component of the research includes direct study of specimens.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate student SHC members may apply. It is expected that only student research projects with the clear potential to lead to publication will be competitive. Both the student and the student’s research advisor, who should provide a letter of recommendation, must be members of SHC at the time of application. Dealine is 1 February 2019.
Please see www.herbariumcurators.org/grants for more information.