Welcome! You’ve reached the right place to learn about the Botanical Society of America’s PLANTS grant, Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Tomorrow’s Scientists.



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The PLANTS grant is a travel award for underrepresented undergraduates to attend the annual Botany conference, including mentorship from both peer and experienced mentors within the field of botany.

If you are an undergraduate would like to apply to be a PLANTS scholar, you can learn more about the PLANTS program and application process by selecting “Become a PLANTS Scholar” on the left.

If you are a graduate student, post-doc, or professional in the field of botany and would like to learn about how to mentor an undergraduate at the Botany conference this year, selct “Become a PLANTS Mentor”.

The Botany and Beyond: PLANTS III pathway program is funded by the National Science Foundation (DEB-2138730) and Botanical Society of America to bring talented and diverse undergraduates to BOTANY 2024 in Grand Rapids, Michigan from June 15-19, 2024, where we will provide mentored training opportunities. BSA leads this program, in conjunction with our partners at the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the Society for Herbarium Curators, in support of a more diverse, inclusive and accessible culture in the botanical community.

Congratulations to the 2023 awardees and thank you, mentors!

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DEB-2138730). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.