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Illinois Native Plant Society announces 2022 Research Grant Program


The Illinois Native Plant Society Research Grant was developed to promote the conservation of Illinois native plants and communities through scientific research.

Donor Name: Illinois Native Plant Society

State: Illinois

County: Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022

Size of the Grant: $2500


INPS also acknowledges the Central Chapter’s contribution to the Research Grant Program to help fund a successful project to be implemented all or largely in the central Illinois region.

For purposes of this grant program, Central Illinois includes the following counties: Brown, Cass, Christian, DeWitt, Fulton, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, and Tazewell.

Funding Amount

Research grants are available for funds up to $2500 each.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any person, institution or group conducting research on Illinois native plants can apply, with the exception of Illinois Native Plant Society State Officers and Board members. Only one Research Grant or Survey Grant award will be given to any applicant.
  • Eligible research projects may include studies on Illinois native plants and communities (including those that are threatened or endangered), such as life history, reproductive biology, demography, genetics, comparative site inventories, community ecology, ecological interactions, and threat impacts.
  • Laboratory projects involving native plants are eligible.
  • Projects focused on research relating to education about or restoration of native plants and plant communities, including the effects of management practices, will be considered. However INPS funds cannot be used for restoration projects, including seeds, plants, or plants, seeds, supplies or equipment, unless as an essential part of a research project).
  • Projects are limited to one-year; multiple year projects will not be funded.

Literature references or other reliable evidence must be included to demonstrate justification or need for the research project. Special consideration is given to:

  • student research or projects that involve students
  • citizen science projects by qualified individuals
  • projects involving qualified volunteers (e.g. students, interns, or citizen scientists)
  • applicants who have not received funding in the prior three years through the INPS Research Grant Program
  • projects conducted by non-profit individuals or groups; however, applications from for-profit individuals or groups will be considered based on the merits of the application. For-profit group applications involving partnerships with non-profit groups or individuals are given preference.
  • projects having additional sources of funding, such as grants, although matching funds are not required

Consideration will be given to a geographic spread within the State among qualified projects. All projects must demonstrate how they support the mission of the Illinois Native Plant Society.

For more information, visit 2022 Research Grants.

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