IAPT Research Grants

Grant Conditions (grant round 2020)

The IAPT announces the 2020 round of our competitive research grants program in plant systematics, with emphasis on funding students and young investigators in developing countries, but open to applicants world-wide. For guidance, candidates who obtained their Ph.D. degree more than 3 years ago will not be considered. Applications will be assessed on the basis of submitted research projects demonstrating scientific merit (60%), IAPT community building (20%) and broader impacts (20%). The following guidelines must be adhered to:

  1. The grant application period is open until 29 February 2020.

  2. The award should be preferably used for supporting travel to institutions, laboratory investigations, or fieldwork. We particularly encourage travel to visit major herbarium collections, and interactions with specialists in a particular group to build taxonomic linkages and spur future work.

  3. General information (name of applicant, country, institution, project title, etc.), as well as a prospective budget, are to be provided along with a project proposal.

  4. The project proposal should be succinctly written in English and should include an introduction, materials & methods, objectives, literature citations and other relevant information, especially noting if any other financial support for the project exists.

  5. The length of the proposal should not exceed three pages (single-spaced, 12 type font). There will be no exceptions and proposals exceeding three pages will be rejected without review.

  6. Two recommendation letters written in English should be included, preferably by experts from the field and/or by members of the host institution, if it is the case, and/or by supervisors in case of Ph.D. or other students. The letter writers need to be closely familiar or have familiarized themselves with the proposed project and the proposal text, and help ensure it meets the review criteria of scientific merit, IAPT community building, and broader impacts.

  7. Applications should also include a short CV of the candidate written in English in free format no longer than 3 pages (single-spaced, 12 type font).

  8. Applications should preferably be submitted via the IAPT website using an online form. If this is not possible, applications may be submitted via email to Dipl.-Ing. Eva Kráľovičová, Managing Secretary IAPT (office@iapt-taxon.org). Any applications via email must abide by the character and file size limits imposed on online applications.

  9. Applicants will be informed by e-mail of receipt of their proposals.

  10. The maximum individual award is US$2,000.

  11. We aim to announce the awarded projects on the IAPT web page and by e-mail to all the applicants on 1 May 2020.

  12. Award recipients are required to submit a final report on the results of the grant-funded activities. The report should include photographs and details that can be used to write a social media post on the grant.

Deadline: 29 February 2020

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