Emory Herbarium to receive $1,720 for contributions to a newly funded cancer research pilot project on plant natural products.
Collections manager, Dr. Samarakoon, will be responsible for authentication and taxonomical identification of newly collected plant specimens that will be be used in anti-cancer drug discovery studies. Read more about the project here: http://etnobotanica.us/archives/1564
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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.
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.