[PCA] FUNDING: Graduate Level Fellowship - Garden Club of America Centennial Pollinator Fellowship

Kwong, Olivia okwong at blm.gov
Wed Sep 24 16:04:25 CDT 2014

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*Graduate Student Fellowship*

*Award: $4,000 Deadline: February 2, 2015*

*Purpose and History*
The Garden Club of America (GCA) Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator
Fellowship provides funding to a current graduate student to study the
causes of pollinator decline, in particular bees, bats, butterflies and
moths, which could lead to potential solutions for their conservation and
sustainability. The selection criteria are based on the technical merit of
the proposed work and the degree to which the work is relevant to this

Pollinators—bees, bats, butterflies and moths—help our prairies, gardens,
orchards, blueberry barrens, farmers’ fields and desert cacti reproduce and
maintain genetic diversity. One-third of the food we eat has been
fertilized by pollinators. An alarming decline in the number of pollinators
in recent decades—through chemicals, diseases, mites, loss of habitat, and
global climate change— has international repercussions.

The GCA Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship was
established in spring 2013 to facilitate independent research in this
field. This fellowship was made possible by generous gifts given in honor
of the GCA Centennial by members of the Board of Associates.

The GCA Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship annually funds
one or more graduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions. Funding may
vary in amount, but normally will be in the range of $4,000 for study and
research that will advance the knowledge of pollinator science and increase
the number of scientists in the field. A recipient may reapply for an
additional year of funding.

*Research Categories*
The categories under which applicants may apply are:
1. Effects of nutrition, genetics, pesticides, pathogens, parasites and
disease on pollinators
2. Pollinator habitat development, assessment or monitoring
3. Plant-pollinator interactions and pollination biology
4. Research that examines other aspects of pollinator health, including
cutting-edge, original concepts

1. Only one GCA scholarship may be applied for annually.
2. GCA fellow will provide an interim 250-word report, two high quality
photos, and an expense summary to GCA and P2 by September 1st. A final
report and final expense summary will be due February 1st.
3. Research excerpts (text and photos) may be published in GCA’s and P2’s
publications and websites.
4. GCA fellow agrees to share research with members of the Garden Club of

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