MNPS has a new program to offer small grants to further our understanding of Maryland native plants and their habitats.
See www.mdflora.org/grants.html for details
The Society especially encourages teachers and students at all levels to apply, but anyone may apply whose project meets the following criteria:
• The project must concern Maryland native bryophytes, vascular plants, and/or the habitats of Maryland native plants.
• The project may also concern plants or habitats outside Maryland if:
o The applicant demonstrates that the results of the project will add to the body of knowledge about plants and habitats in Maryland
o An appreciable portion of the plant specimens or research sites come from or are located in Maryland
• The project may concern the effects of invasive non-native plants on Maryland native plants.
Following these criteria, projects in a number of different fields and disciplines may be appropriate, for example: botany, ecology, genetics, education, environmental restoration, horticulture, and silviculture