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Botany in Action (BIA) Fellowship program Currently Accepting Proposals

Contributed by aneely on Dec 07, 2018 - 08:20 PM

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Phipps Conservatory is currently accepting proposals for their Botany in Action (BIA) Fellowship program.

BIA fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach. Open to Ph.D. students enrolled at U.S. graduate institutions and conducting plant-based scientific research, the program provides each fellow with:

1) $5,000 for use towards research-related expenses at sites in the U.S. or abroad,

2) an all-expenses-paid trip to Phipps to engage in science outreach training and opportunities to translate and communicate their research to non-scientific, public audiences through written, visual and/or oral means, and

3) subsequent opportunities to connect their research with the public through programs, exhibits and other outreach venues.

Research Priority Areas (listed in no particular order):

  • Ethnobotany, with special interest in plant use for physical and/or psychological well-being;
  • Diversity and conservation, particularly in regional (southwestern Pennsylvania and adjacent states) and tropical forests;
  • Landscape and brownfield restoration, particularly in plant-based ecosystem services;
  • Sustainable landscapes; and · Interdisciplinary plant-based research at the intersection of human and environmental health.

For 2019, special consideration is given to the following areas (listed in no particular order):

  • Ethnobotany and/or plant-based conservation in Cuba or surrounding islands or the Pacific Islands (Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia);
  • Plant-based ecosystem services for landscape and brownfield restoration;
  • Sustainable landscapes in the U.S., particularly applicable to southwestern Pennsylvania and adjacent states; and
  • Interdisciplinary plant-based research at the intersection of human and environmental health.

Click Here [4] for more details.  All proposal materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Fri., Jan. 11, 2019.

             

 
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  3. https://pix.botany.org/https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/green-innovation/for-the-world/botany-in-action/call-for-proposals
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