Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Faculty and Future Faculty Conference Awards

 

The Botanical Society of America and PUI section are pleased to offer 10 travel awards in the amount of $250 each to the BOTANY 2022 conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The PUI section also anticipates additional grant funding that will substantially cover travel to the conference, registration, and housing expenses for an at least 14 members to participate in some or all the PUI-sponsored events throughout the conference. The aim of this award is to support PUI faculty and future faculty in attending the half-day workshop on inclusive undergraduate research student mentoring. A PUI is defined as colleges and universities that award fewer than 20 Ph.D. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during a two-year period. PUI faculty and future faculty (e.g. graduate students and post-docs) who conduct (or will conduct) mentored undergraduate research are strongly encouraged to apply. U.S. Residency is not a requirement to apply for the $250 award but is a requirement for the grant-funded award. You may apply to both awards.


You must have a current BSA membership in order to apply. Applicants must attend in-person the PUI section-sponsored workshop on Sunday morning July 24.

APPLICATIONS:
Applications must be submitted through our BSA Awards portal, and you will need your current BSA Username/Botany ID and password in order to submit.

In the award submission, you will be required to provide your name, institutional affiliation, address and email, and a short statement (100-200 words) about why attendance and participation in the PUI Section workshop and other PUI Section sponsored events would benefit your professional development. For more information on PUI Section conference events, please see the PUI Spring newsletter. Applicants will also submit a current resume or CV. Please submit your application all in one PDF file.

Submit Your Application
This award is now open for applications.

Deadline - May 1, 2022

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 2022 - PUI Faculty and Future Faculty Conference Award" link and you should see a blue button that says "+ Create New Nomination" at the bottom if your login was successful.

Please feel free to email bsa-manager@botany.org with any questions about the nomination and application process.