Procedures of Grant Proposals
Washington Native Plant Society Research and Inventory Grants
Solicitation for Grant Proposals
The Research and Inventory Committee is soliciting proposals that foster the aims of the
Washington Native Plant Society, i.e. “projects that extend our knowledge of the biology of
native species or that inventory the flora of an understudied area, which help to conserve native
plants. Special consideration will be given to proposal investigating the oak, or shrub steppe
ecosystems or invasive species. Another priority is to support research efforts of graduate
students and to help develop the careers of botanists with interests in native plants.
To receive full consideration, proposals should be submitted by January 15 of each year.
Proposals should request no more than $1000 to $1500 except in unusual circumstances. The
Committee will review the proposals and a decision will be made after the first round of awards.
In general, half of an award is paid when the proposal is funded and the second half is paid
when the project has been completed and a final report has been submitted.
Proposals should be about 4-8 pages in length and include the following information:
Introduction: Objectives and significance of the proposed research
Methods: Brief description of study areas, species, techniques, data collection and analysis
Timetable: In general, research and reports should be completed with 2 years
Budget: Personnel, equipment, and supply costs
Products: What will result from the proposed research? We expect, at minimum, a project report and a brief account for publication in Douglasia, the journal of the Society.
Curriculum vitae of all project personnel.
Proposal will be rated by members of the Research and Inventory Committee based on:
(1) Appropriateness of the project to the aims of WNPS
(2) Adequacy of proposed methods to the project’s aims
(3) Researcher’s experience in the types of research proposed, and
(4) Importance of the research in relation to the funds requested.
Submit an electronic copy to:
Pamela Camp, Chair
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15TH, 2017