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Travel Awards for Plant Biology 2023 from the Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Section


The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is a leader in developing and supporting professional development opportunities for members at all career stages and who are at different types of institutions. To support faculty at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), ASPB is offering a PUI workshop prior to start of the Plant Biology 2023 conference in Savannah, GA. The workshop’s theme is Obtaining Funding to Support Research at PUIs, and will focus on how PUI faculty can find the most appropriate sources of funding, prepare an effective proposal for undergraduate research, and navigate the grant submission process. The schedule for the workshop includes a panel of PUI faculty and agency representatives, and small-group discussions.

This workshop is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and additional support from a new 2023 grant (pending) will be available if funding is approved. The 2023 PUI travel grant application deadline is March 3, 2023.

Should unforeseen events prevent an award recipient from attending the meeting, the recipient must notify ASPB immediately and return the award so that a waitlisted applicant can use the funds to attend the meeting.



Workshop and Grant Organizing Committee

Kerry Lutz, Professor of Biology, Farmingdale State College

Amanda Storm, Assistant Professor of Biology, Western Carolina University

Margaret Young, Associate Professor of Biology, Elizabeth City State University

Dongfang Wang, Associate Professor of Biology, Spelman College

Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, Associate Professor of Biology, Rhodes College

Russell Johnson, Professor of Biology, Colby College

Jennifer Robison, Assistant Professor of Biology, Manchester University