Recent Annual Awards Recipients

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
2021 | 2022 | 2023

As awards are opened their individual pages will be updated with links to apply for the awards.
Most awards will open in January or February of each year.

BSA Awards and Honors Application
& Nomination Deadlines

January 10, 2024
BSA Awards - Established Scientists
Donald R. Kaplan Memorial Lecture


February 1st
BSA Awards - Established Scientists
Darbaker Prize
BSA Corresponding Members

BSA Awards - Students
Graduate Student Dissertation Award in Phylogenetic Comparative Plant Biology
Donald R. Kaplan Dissertation Award in Comparative Morphology

BSA Awards - Early Career Scientists 
BSA Public Policy Award

February 15th
BSA Awards - Students
BSA Graduate Student Research Awards

February 16th
BSA Awards - Early Career Scientists
AJB Synthesis Papers and Prize

March 1st
BSA Awards - General
Botanical Advocacy and Service Grant  |  BSA Emerging Leader Award  |  Distinguished Fellow of the Botanical Society of America  |  Samuel Noel Postlethwait Award - Teaching  |  Now Open!BSA Impact Award

BSA Travel Awards - General - Now Open!
Developing Nations Travel Awards  |  Professional Members Travel Awards

BSA Travel Awards - Students
BSA Student and PostDoc Travel Awards

Botany and Beyond: PLANTS Grants


March 15th
Michael Cichan Paleobotanical Research Grant
Hermann Becker Student Field Work Grant - Paleobotanical

Now Open! – BSA Travel Awards - Students
Developmental & Structural Section Student Travel Awards  |  Ecological Section Student Travel Awards  |  Genetics Section Student Travel Awards  |   Pteridological Section & American Fern Society Student Travel Awards  |  Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards  |  Phytochemical Section Travel Awards  |   Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Faculty and Future Faculty Conference Awards


March 20th
IBC Travel Awards
IBC Student and PostDoc Travel Awards


April 1st 
BSA Awards - General
Charles Edwin Bessey Teaching Award  |  Jeanette Siron Pelton Award 

BSA Awards - Students
BSA Young Botanist Awards  |  BSA Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Botanical Society of America AWARDS


Given by SECTIONS:


Given by SECTIONS:

Awards for STUDENTS:

Given by SECTIONS:
Student Presentation and Poster Awards

Student Travel Awards