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FNPS 2020 Awards Applications now Accepted

October 23, 2019


FNPS 2020 Endowment Grant Research Awards, Conservation Grant Awards and the Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany

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.

Application guidelines and details are on the FNPS Web site (, click on ‘What We Do/Grants and Awards’. Questions regarding the grant programs should be sent to

Application deadline for the 2020 Awards is March 6, 2020. Awards will be announced at the May 2020 Annual Conference at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. Awardees do not have to be present at the Conference to receive award.