AZNPS

grants

Doug Green Research Grant

or

Miller/Saylor Grants

Publication or Research

FUNDING FOR HORACE MILLER/

GINNY SAYLOR GRANTS

Funding for publication and research grants is made possible by the generous gifts of members Horace Miller and Ginny Saylor. A total of $2,500 will be provided for funding both the publication and the research grants. The exact amount and proportions for the grants will be determined each year by the grant committee.

HORACE MILLER/GINNY SAYLOR

PUBLICATION GRANT

Background and Purpose:

  • The Arizona Native Plant Society (AZNPS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and restoration of Arizona's native plants and habitats.

  • The Tucson Chapter of the AZNPS maintains a publication grants program through generous bequests from long-time members Horace Miller and Ginny Saylor.

  • The purpose of the publication grant is to assist with the costs of disseminating original work concerning the biology of native plants of Arizona and northwestern Mexico via printed and/or electronic media.

  • Applicants from all levels of expertise are encouraged to participate [teachers, undergraduates, graduate students, professional researchers, and other individuals].

  • One or more grants may be made each year. The total funding available for all proposals is $1,000. The deadline for submission of grant proposals is November 10, 2016.

 

Criteria and Restrictions:

  • Eligible publication proposals must contribute to one or more of the concepts below:

    • scientific knowledge of native plants

    • public understanding of native plants and their environments

    • conservation of native plants

  • The geographic area considered in the proposal must be within the State of Arizona or within northwestern Mexico.

  • Proposals requesting project funding for institutions, corporations or government agencies will not be considered.

  • Awards will be made for costs associated with publication in a scientific journal, publishing regional plant lists for general distribution, publication artwork, producing brochures or booklets for the general public (these not for retail sales), producing educational materials for schools, developing web pages, or other publication-related expenses as deemed appropriate by the AZNPS grant committee.

  • Supplanting existing funding with this grant is not allowed.

 

Post Award Requirements:

  • Support by the AZNPS Horace Miller/Ginny Saylor Publication Grant should be acknowledged in any resulting papers, reports, and/or presentations.  Example: Support provided in part by funding from the Arizona Native Plant Society Horace Miller-Ginny Saylor Publication Grant Program.

  • The grant recipient will be expected to make either a presentation about the project to the Tucson Chapter at one of its monthly meetings, or to provide a short article for the AZNPS Plant Press, or make other arrangements for sharing the results of their work with AZNPS.

 

The AZNPS Grant Review Committee will evaluate each proposal based on its compliance with the grant program purposes and eligibility criteria described above.

 

Due Date:

Complete proposals must be received by AZNPS-Tucson Chapter by 12:00am MST, November 10, 2016.  Late proposals will not be considered.

 

Submit proposals electronically (in Microsoft Word or PDF formats only) to Larry Norris, AZNPS Grants Program Chair, at llnorris@email.arizona.edu.  Subject line should include “2017 Publication Grants”.

 

NOTE - Application Package Requirements:

 

  • Cover Letter: Provide a one-page cover letter that gives an abbreviated description of the project and states the amount requested.
  • Proposal Narrative: Submit a proposal narrative, not exceeding 1,000 words, with 1-inch margins, 12-point font, and single line spacing.  The narrative must include the following:
  • Contact information: Name, Institution (if applicable), Mailing Address, Email Address, and Phone Number
  • Project details: Project description, need for the project or issue addressed by the project, and mock-ups/illustrations if applicable
  • Applicant’s relevant experience in addressing the issue or need (or provide brief resume as attachment)
  • Targeted audience and geographic area to be served by this project
  • Desired outcomes and how project achieves them
  • Project timeline
  • Budget and spending strategy: note itemized use of requested funds, planned expenses and sources of committed and anticipated revenue, if applicable, and plans for generating other revenue and identifying other revenue sources, if applicable
          
Proposal Attachments:
  • Letter of support
  • Letter(s) of agreement, if collaborating with another organization(s)
  • Brief Resume

 

DOUG GREEN RESEARCH GRANT

Background:

  • The Arizona Native Plant Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and restoration of Arizona's native plants and their habitats.
  • Doug Green was a past president of the Phoenix chapter and a devoted member of the Arizona Native Plant Society for many years.  Doug was an enthusiastic advocate of our flora and volunteered many hours communicating to the public at schools, tabling events and other outreach functions to benefit AZNPS.  He was our good friend.
  • The research grant is intended to support the costs of active research in the biology of Arizona native plants.
  • The Phoenix Chapter will award one research grant of $750 to an individual, group, or institution.

Guidelines and Restrictions:

  • This grant is only for research of Arizona native plants, not exotic species or the relationship of exotics to native plants.
  • The grant may be used to fund the entire cost of a project or to supplement the cost of a project receiving other funding.
  • Researchers from all levels of experience are encouraged to participate including individuals, teachers on behalf of school children, college and graduate students, professional researchers, etc.
  • Members of the AZNPS are encouraged to participate but membership in AZNPS is not a requirement.
  • We encourage projects that include a citizen-science component.
  • The grant recipient will be expected to either make a presentation to the Phoenix Chapter (or other AZNPS chapter) on the results of the research, or provide a short article for the AZNPS Plant Press.
  • Funds are for research only and may not be used to attend conferences or symposia.
  • Support by the AZNPS Doug Green Research Grant should be acknowledged in any papers, reports, projects, and/or presentations. Example: Support provided in part by funding from the Arizona Native Plant Society Doug Green Grant program.

Due Date:

  • Complete proposals must be received by AZNPS-Phoenix Chapter by 12:00 PM, February 1, 2017.  Late proposals will not be considered. Download application here.

Submit proposal:

Electronically in Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF form to Cass Blodgett. Subject line should include “Doug Green Research Grant.”

 

GINNY SAYLOR RESEARCH GRANT

Background and Purpose:

  • The Arizona Native Plant Society (AZNPS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and restoration of Arizona's native plants and their habitats.

  • The Tucson Chapter of the AZNPS maintains a research grant program through a generous bequest from long-time member Ginny Saylor.

  • The purpose of this research grant is to support the costs of active research in the biology of native plants of Arizona and northwestern Mexico. Such research should enhance public understanding of native plants.

  • Researchers from all levels of expertise are encouraged to participate (individuals, teachers on behalf of school children, undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers).

  • Members of the AZNPS are encouraged to participate, but membership in AZNPS is not required for an individual to submit a proposal.

  • One or more grants may be made each year. The total available for all grants is $2,000. The deadline for submission of grant proposals is November 10, 2016.

 

Criteria and Restrictions:

  • This grant is for research on native plants, not exotic species or the relationship of exotic species to native plants.

  • The geographic area considered in the proposal must be within the State of Arizona or within northwestern Mexico.

  • This grant award may be used to fund the entire cost of the proposal or to supplement the cost of a project receiving other funding.  However, supplanting existing funding with this grant is not allowed.

  • Funds are for research only and may not be used to attend conferences or symposia.

  • Proposals requesting project funding for institutions, corporations or government agencies will not be considered.

 

Post Award Requirements:

  • Support by the AZNPS Ginny Saylor Research Grant should be acknowledged in any resulting papers, reports, and/or presentations.  Example: Support provided in part by funding from the Arizona Native Plant Society Ginny Saylor Research Grant Program.

  • The grant recipient will be expected to make either a presentation on the results of their research project to the Tucson Chapter at one of its monthly meetings, or to provide a short article for the AZNPS Plant Press, or make other arrangements for sharing their work with AZNPS.

 

The AZNPS Grant Review Committee will evaluate each proposal based on its compliance with the grant program purposes and eligibility criteria described above.

 

Due Date:

Complete proposals must be received by AZNPS-Tucson Chapter by 12:00am MST, November 10, 2016.  Late proposals will not be considered.

 

Submit proposals electronically (in Microsoft Word or PDF formats only) to Larry Norris, AZNPS Grants Program Chair, at llnorris@email.arizona.edu.  Subject line should include “2017 Research Grants.”

 

NOTE – Application Package Requirements:

 

  • Cover Letter: Provide a one-page cover letter that gives an abbreviated description of the project, and states the amount requested.
  • Proposal Narrative: Submit a proposal narrative, not exceeding 1,500 words, with 1-inch margins, at-least 10-point font, and single line spacing.  The narrative must include the following:
  • Contact information: Name, Institution (if applicable), Mailing Address, Email Address, Phone Number
  • Description of the research proposal including:
    1. title
    2. discussion of the issue/need for the research
    3. description of the applicant’s relevant experience in addressing the issue or need
    4. description of the research methods/protocols to be used
    5. project goals and measures for assessing effectiveness
  • Benefits expected from the research
  • Proposed use of requested funds: note itemized use of requested funds, planned expenses from other sources of committed and anticipated revenue, if applicable, and plans for generating other revenue; identify targeted private and public-sector sources, if applicable
  • Project timeline
  • Targeted audience and geographic area to be served by this research project
  • Anticipated publications or other plans to disseminate research findings

 

Proposal Attachments:

  • Resume of principal investigator
  • Letter of support
  • Letter(s) of agreement, if collaborating with another organization(s)