Developing Nations Travel Grants

The Botanical Society of America is pleased to offer funding for up to 30 members from Developing Nations to attend BOTANY 2021, July 19-23, 2021.
It is our goal to encourage international collaboration and foster connections within our international botanical community by extending financial help to those in need of assistance to attend this important conference. 

Applicants for the Developing Nations conference registration award must be living in and participating from a developing nation (excluding China) during the conference. Applicants must be current members of the Botanical Society of America. Applicants must also present an oral presentation or poster during the conference. Applicants must not have won this award the year before. Abstract submission for the conference will open in March 2021 ( 

This registration award is provided by a lottery and priority is given to those who have not won this award in the past although past winners are not precluded from receiving the funds.

Submit Your Application - Deadline May 1, 2021 (Noon Central Time)

Current BSA members can access the awards portal by clicking here and logging in with your BotanyID/Password. Once signed in, click on the "BOTANY 2021 - Developing Nations' Conference Registration Awards" link and you should see a blue button that says "+ Create New Nomination" at the bottom if your login was successful. 

In the award submission you will be required to provide your name, institutional affiliation, address and email, title of your abstract, a link to your submitted abstract and a one-two paragraph statement about why attending BOTANY 2021 is important to you and your career in the botanical sciences.

Please feel free to email with any questions about the awards and application process.