The Emory University Herbarium does not have a fixed budgetary line from the University. Instead, our funding comes from a variety of sources. Herbarium staff are actively engaged in applying to research and education grant opportunities to support the Mission and Vision of the Emory University Herbarium. In addition to submitting grant applications dedicated solely to Hebarium development, we are also eager to support researchers and educators interested in involving the Herbarium services and resources in their grant applications.

Other sources of funding include materials and facilities support from the Emory University Department of Biology. The majority of our current funding comes from a philanthropic donation dedicated to support the Emory Herbarium Revitalization Project, with a focus on digitizing the entire collection. If you would like to support the Herbarium research, education and outreach mission, please visit the Charitable Donations page for more information.

A summary report of funds is provided below:

  • Program to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PERS) 10,000. Period: 2/29/2023-2/28/2025
  • Peachtree Garden Club community fund. Purpose Herbarium collection Project. 15,000. Period: 8/15/2023-8/14/2024
  • Peachtree Garden Club community fund. Purpose Herbarium collection Project to support expansion of the herbarium collections and educational outreach initiatives in the community. $10,000. Period: 8/15/2022-8/14/2023
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement In Research (PEER) Program. Purpose of this study is to evaluate the genetic and chemical variability of Kosovar wild hops by integrating tools from multiple disciplines (genetics, phytochemistry, botany) to offer a unique opportunity to foster the sustainable use of natural resources in the Balkans. $150,000. Period: 3/1/2021-2/28/2023
  • Emory University Center for the Study of Human Health. Florida botanical expedition. These funds supported the expense of student participation in a plant collecting expedition in Florida. $2100. Period: 03/2016
  • Emory Momentum Crowdfunding and Gifts: Save the Emory Herbarium Rare plant collection. $1800. Period: 2016
  • Philanthropic Donation. Anonymous donor. Purpose: Herbarium Revitalization Project. $250,000. Period: 6/2014-6/2017
  • Emory University Department of Biology. Purpose: Herbarium materials and supplies. $2,000. Period: 2014/2015 Academic year