The Rupert Barneby Award of the New York Botanical Garden
The Rupert Barneby Award, named in honor of the late NYBG scientist and renowned legume expert, consists of US$2000 granted annually to assist researchers to visit the New York Botanical Garden to study the rich herbarium collection of Leguminosae. Graduate students and early career professionals with research in systematics and/or legume diversity are given special consideration. Projects that will result in the improved curation of the collection are desirable. Anyone interested in applying for the award should submit their: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a proposal describing the project for which the award is sought; 3) contact information for two individuals who can vouch for the qualifications of the applicant. The proposal should address specifically the activities to be performed at NYBG and should consist of: 1) title page with proposal title, applicant’s name, address, and e-mail address; 2) body of the proposal of no more than two pages, including justification, objectives, and research plan; 3) literature cited; 4) travel budget. The application should be addressed to Dr. Benjamin M. Torke, Institute of Systematic Botany, New York Botanical Garden, 1900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA, and received no later than January 10, 2021. Submission by e-mail is preferred (send to: firstname.lastname@example.org). Announcement of the recipient will be made before the end of January. Travel to NYBG should be planned for some period during 2021; however, if travel needs to be rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the funds will remain available through 2022. Recipients are asked to give a presentation at NYBG about their research.