Student & Post-doc Travel grants to Society for Economic Botany Meeting

Attention students and post-doctoral fellows in ethnobotany:

The Society for Economic Botany has travel grants available to attend the 2015 joint meeting of the Society for Economic Botany and Indigenous Plant Use Forum, to be held in Clanwilliam, South Africa, this summer! Applications are due March 1st. More information is available here: http://www.econbot.org/themes/Econbot/pdfs/2015-SEBTravelAwardAnnouncement.pdf

Economic Botany Student Research Award

The Society for Economic Botany’s annual Richard Evan Schultes Research Award supports graduate student research with a $2500 award to defray the costs of fieldwork. The competition is limited to graduate students who are members of the Society, or members who have received their degree within a year. Deadline: March 15th, 2015. Full application info available here.

Student funding opportunity for herbarium research

The Society of Herbarium Curators has a $500 Student Research Award that is open to both undergraduate and graduate students! Scope: Two $500 research grants will be awarded to students whose research 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.The deadline is Feb. 1st. The full application is available here.

A New Website for the New Year!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Emory University Herbarium’s (GEO) updated website! The new site features useful information about the GEO’s history and future directions, how to access the GEO resources, how to contribute to the herbarium, and much more. Please help us to get the word out by sharing the news with your colleagues or peers that may have an interest in learning more about the collection.