The Maryland Native Plant Society

Research Grants

The 2024 grant cycle has closed;

General Eligibility Requirements for Applicants and Projects.

Anyone may apply whose project meets the following criteria:
  • The project must concern Maryland native vascular plants, bryophytes, and/or their habitats.
  • The project may concern plants or habitats outside Maryland if:
    • The applicant demonstrates that the results of the project will add to the body of knowledge about plants and habitats in Maryland; and
    • An appreciable portion of the plant specimens or research sites come from or are located in Maryland.
  • The project may concern the effects of invasive non-native plants on Maryland native plants. 
  • Following these criteria, projects in a number of different fields and disciplines may be appropriate, for example: botany, ecology, genetics, education, environmental restoration, horticulture, and silviculture.

To Apply

  • To ensure consideration, proposals should be submitted by MARCH 25, 2024.
  • Download the 2024 Application
  • Follow the instructions in the proposal template.
  • Email the proposal as a single document to 
    • For additional information, questions may be addressed to

    Background and Scope

    • MNPS allocates funds for empirical, hypothesis-driven research relevant to Maryland's native plants.
    • A committee comprising local educators and scientists will review applications and administer the awards.
    • The committee may choose to fund more than one grant; the maximum amount awarded to any applicant will be $3000.
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