The East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is accepting applications for 2022 grants through our Myrtle Wolf Student Research Grant Program, which helps fund student research on the California native flora. The grant program is itself funded through donations in memory of the late Myrtle Wolf, a longtime supporter of CNPS. Applications are due on Friday, January 14, 2022.
Grants of up to $1,000 are available to students at accredited universities and colleges (including community colleges) located in Alameda County or Contra Costa County, California, for research projects focusing on California native plants of all types: bryophytes, ferns and fern allies, conifers, and flowering plants. All aspects of plant science are eligible, including horticulture, taxonomy, biochemical processes, diseases, and interactions with the environment.
On our CNPS East Bay Chapter website, you can find a general description of the grant program and download application instructions, which include an email address for questions. Applications must include a project description, a CV, and a letter from a faculty advisor recommending the project. The application deadline for 2022 grants is Friday, January 14, 2022.
— David Margolies, Treasurer, CNPS East Bay Chapter