Markow Scholarship, Wyoming Native Plant Society

Job Title: Markow Scholarship

Organization: Wyoming Native Plant Society

Organization Overview: The Wyoming Native Plant Society promotes appreciation, understanding and conservation of native plants and plant communities through its annual scholarship/small grants program. For scholarships, thesis research may address any aspect of botany including floristics, taxonomy, ecology, genetics, plant geography, range science, paleontology, pollination biology, physiology, and mycology. For small grants, projects such as botany curriculum development, public native plant gardens, and other forms of outreach will be considered.

Scholarship Overview: This competition is open to all grad students who conduct research in Wyoming, residents of Wyoming or members of WYNPS. Proposals must pertain to native plants/vegetation of Wyoming. Preference will be given to proposals expected to generate research data or promote public understanding. Up to $1,000 may be covered for a scholarship proposal, and up to $500 for a small grant proposal. Awards defray direct project costs, excluding labor or conferences. Eligible expenses include:

  1. Direct costs of travel, meals, and lodging for research or education projects.
  2. Supply and service expenses used for the sole purpose of the project (e.g., consumable supplies such as laboratory chemicals, soil and nursery stock, and services such as phone and computer time). 

Application Deadline: February 15, awards announced in April

How to Apply: 

  • Name, mailing address, telephone number (land &/or cell as appropriate) and email address of the applicant.
  • Name, mailing address, contact person’s name & phone number for any organization that will be directly involved with the applicant when executing the proposal.
  • Short abstract of the study or project (2-5 sentences).
  • Description of the study or project: objectives, methods, description of final product, and short description of past similar work (if applicable). Garden proposals should include plant lists, an educational component, and explicitly address long-term maintenance plans.
  • Description of how the study or project will benefit native plants or plant conservation in Wyoming.
  • Overall budget showing amount requested from WYNPS ($1,000 or less), the intended purpose of the funding, and other funding sources.
  • Timeline for completion of the major components of the study or project.
  • Brief statement of applicant’s qualifications or biography.
  • Name, address, email address or phone number of two people as references. 

Please send completed applications to:

Wyoming Native Plant Society, P.O. Box 2449, Laramie, WY 82073; or wynps@wynps.org.