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2023 Oak Spring Garden Foundation Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology – Virginia


The Oak Spring Garden Foundation is seeking applications for its Plant Conservation Biology Fellowship.

Donor Name: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

State: Virginia

Type of Grant: Fellowship

Deadline: 05/31/2023

Size of the Grant: $10,000



The Plant Conservation Biology Fellowship is awarded annually to one outstanding, early-career practitioner, scholar or scientist working on issues related to plant and landscape conservation in the broad sense.

Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology is their most prestigious award for early-career practicing plant conservation biologists. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 – 5 week stay at Oak Spring.  While at OSGF, the fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore their 700-acre landscape and their efforts in sustainable land management, and visit their rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art. The Fellowship is well suited for individuals working on writing projects that require dedicated time and minimal distractions.

OSGF intends to award the Fellowship to an exceptional plant conservation biologist whose research shows remarkable promise to contribute to the conservation of plants, and the landscapes of which they are a part of.  The Fellow will be scheduled to visit when there are other Interdisciplinary Residents or Fellows on site. This scheduling will allow the Fellow to join in communal meals, and optional activities and field trips with other artists, ecologists, researchers, or scholars working on projects related to OSGF’s mission.

Funding Information

The $10,000 individual grant associated with this award can be put towards travel to and from OSGF, materials and supplies purchased for their Residency, and other items that will support their work, before or after their stay at OSGF.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must be early-career practitioners, scholars or scientists, not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2024. The successful Fellow must be self-directed and able to work independently while on site. Applicants are expected to show dedication in their work in plant conservation in the broad sense, exceptional promise, good communication skills and excellence in what they have accomplished or plan to accomplish.

For more information, visit OSGF.

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