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