Applications for the Botany in Action Fellowship Program 2024 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are open now. The next generation of plant-based scientists who are dedicated to both high-quality research and outreach to the public is encouraged to develop through the Botany in Action fellowship program.
Botany in Action Fellowship Program 2024 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Funded)
Research priority areas include:
- Diversity and preservation, with an emphasis on tropical forests and regional areas (southwest Pennsylvania and neighboring states),
- Ethnobotany, with a focus on the use of plants to promote psychological and/or physical health,
- Enduring landscapes.
- Plant-based interdisciplinary study at the interface of environmental and human health
- Restoration of landscapes and brownfields, with an emphasis on plant-based ecosystem services
For 2024, special consideration will be given to research on the above topics, which will take place in:
- Southwest Pennsylvania and adjacent states
Benefits of the Botany in Action Fellowship Program 2024
The program provides each fellow with:
- A fully funded visit to Phipps to participate in science outreach training and to learn how to explain and convey their findings to non-scientific readers via written, visual, and/or audio mediums (depending on COVID-19)
- Possibilities later on to share their research with the public via events, exhibitions, and other public outreach settings.
- $6,000 for use towards research-related expenses at sites in the US or abroad.
All applicants must be:
- Enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States at a graduate school (US citizenship is not necessary).
- Able to travel from anywhere in the United States to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (costs will be covered) for the period of the September 19–22 botany in action science engagement week, subject to the COVID-19 situation.
- Be able to dedicate oneself to a monthly scientific engagement week podcast, vlog, or blog post.
- Clear, measurable outreach goals and outcomes, in addition to research successes from the prior year, are required of former fellows appealing for continued support.
- Conducting plant-based research.
A complete application includes the following three components:
- Two letters of recommendation
In conclusion, the Botany in Action Fellowship Program 2024 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens provides a unique opportunity for doctoral students conducting plant-based research to receive funding, participate in science outreach training, and share their findings with the public.
With a focus on research priorities such as diversity and preservation, ethnobotany, and restoration of landscapes, the program aims to train the next generation of plant-based scientists dedicated to both high-quality research and outreach to the public.
If you are interested in applying, the deadline for applications is January 5, 2024, and the eligibility requirements include being enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States and conducting plant-based research.
Application Deadline: January 5, 2024