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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 31 January 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, should be filled in a form that will be available at the IAPT web page.

  4. The project proposal should be succinct 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 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 in free format no longer than 3 pages (single-spaced, 12 type font).

  8. The projects are to be submitted to: Dipl.-Ing. Eva Kráľovičova, Managing Secretary IAPT,

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

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

  11. The awarded projects will be announced on the IAPT web page and by e-mail to all the applicants on 1 April 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: 31 January 2020