Illinois Native Plant Society 2022 Research Grant and Survey Grant Applications Now Open!

Clematis pitcheri (Leatherflower). Photographer Brian Charles, from his 2020 Research Grant Project

INPS invites students, independent researchers, and citizen scientists to consider applying for the $2500 Research grant, now in its fifth year. Studies on Illinois native plants, their ecosystems, their pollinators, or impact of threats they undergo are among the topics that may be scientifically and rigorously pursued. Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

Experienced plant field botanists, either professionals or citizen scientists, are invited to consider applying for the $5000 Survey Grant to search for Illinois Endangered or Threatened species from a priority list of plants whose records need updating. Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

The Illinois Native Plant Society Research Grant was developed to promote the conservation of Illinois native plants and communities through scientific research. A detailed explanation of the program, the grant process, and how to apply for a grant is available at the 2022 Research Grants page.

The Illinois Native Plant Society Survey Grant was developed to assess the status of Illinois Endangered and Threatened species through comprehensive field surveys in order to: 1) determine whether populations (Element Occurrences or EOs) are extant; 2) provide information to help determine whether their listing status warrants change; 3) recommend recovery strategies for extant populations. A detailed explanation of the program, the grant process, and how to apply for a grant is available at the 2022 Survey Grants page.

You can also go to the Grants section of this website and scroll to 2022 Research Grant or 2022 Survey Grant.

The Survey Grant Applications are soon to follow, keep checking this website.