The mission of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats; and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. The East Bay Chapter, which serves Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, offers the Myrtle Wolf Student Research Grant in honor of Myrtle Wolf (1913-2012), a longtime Oakland teacher, who on retirement, devoted herself to California’s native flora. As a member of CNPS for over 30 years, she worked on annual plant sales and promoting the use of native plants for landscaping and was made a CNPS Fellow in 1987. Myrtle Wolf also supported the UC Botanical Garden, which named its library in her honor in 2000.
Subject Matter: The Myrtle Wolf Student Research Grant supports research on all aspects of the plant science of California native plants such as horticulture, taxonomy, biochemical processes, diseases, and interactions with the environment.
Who may apply: Applicants must be registered students, undergraduate or graduate, at an accredited institution of higher learning located in Alameda or Contra Costa County. EBCNPS encourages non-traditional applicants, notwithstanding the eligibility requirements.
Amount: In 2021, the maximum grant will be $1000. In 2020, three grants were awarded. We anticipate a similar number in 2021. The actual number and amounts are at the discretion of EBCNPS.
Proposal Deadline: Applications must be emailed or postmarked by Friday December 11, 2020.
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