Professional Members Travel Grants


The Botanical Society of America is pleased to offer funding for up to 20 Professional/PostDoc members to attend BOTANY 2021, July 19-23, 2021. This grant aims to increase attendance of scientists who lack grant or institutional support for attendance at the annual BSA meeting as well as to increase diversity among the annual meeting attendees.

Postdocs, faculty and professionals in the field who lack funding or a travel budget to attend scientific conferences/professional development opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply. U.S. Residency is not a requirement to apply.

You must have a current BSA membership in order to apply. Applicants also must contribute an oral presentation or poster during the conference (


Submit Your Application - Deadline is 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 Professional Member Travel Award" 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 one-two paragraph statement about why attending BOTANY 2021 is important to you and your career in the botanical sciences as well as a paragraph expressing their financial need. Applicants will also submit a current resume or CV. Please submit your application all in one PDF file.

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