grantsscholarships and other activities that enhance the effectiveness of the

Grantsscholarships and other activities that enhance

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grants,>>scholarships, and other activities that enhance the effectiveness of the Society to fulfill its Mission" Our mission statement (from Article 1 of the BSA bylaws) is: "to sustain and provide improved formal and informal education about plants; to encourage basic plant research; provide expertise, direction and position statements concerning plants and ecosystems; foster communication within the botanical community and between botanists and the rest of humankind through publications, meetings, and committees. The ad hoc committee invites all members of the BSA to make recommendations regarding the expenditure of this year's interest (keeping the above guidelines in mind!) The committee will then rank these and make our recommendations to the BSA Executive Committee by March 1, 2000. Please forward your suggestions to the chair of the committee, Nancy Dengler ([email protected]) by February 1, 2000. Recommendations: 1. Karling Research awards ($5000). The Society should continue to award Karling Research awards to the most meritorious graduate student proposals at the level of recent years or better (10 awards at $500 each). The committee felt that this was the single most important initiative that fulfilled the mission of encouraging basic plant research and providing support for a new generation of botanists and BSA members. We also recommend that any funds remaining this 47
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year be spend on additional awards (providing that there are additional meritorious proposals, as in past years). We felt that this should be an annual, visible award. Although desirable that a separate endowment fund these awards, we felt that it was more important to spend these funds in a visible way for current student members of the Society. 2. Conant Travel Fund ($5000). The Conant Travel fund traditionally has been used to fund travel to the International Botanical Congresses. As part of a broader initiative for the BSA to become a "Botanical society of the Americas", we recommend that funds be made on an annual basis for travel costs for professionals from less developed countries and/or BSA member graduate students to attend BSA annual meetings. 3. Subsidy of BSA memberships for botanists in Mexico, Central, and South America ($5000). Memberships in the BSA and subscriptions to AJB should be made affordable and accessible to members from throughout the Americas. Perhaps special institutional rates would be the way of reaching the maximum number of botanists. 4. Annual meeting Plenary and Outreach lectures ($5000) As it is especially important that our first meetings organized by the BSA be highly successful. funds should be available for these high profile lectures. Our committee regards this as seed money, in the hope that these meetings will generate funds to be used for this purpose at future meetings.
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