ASPT Annual Awards

George R. Cooley Award

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George R. Cooley Award for Best Contributed Paper in Plant Systematics - 2014 Each year the American Society of Plant Taxonomists recognizes an outstanding paper presentation by awarding the George R. Cooley Award to the presenter of a paper judged to be the best among those eligible. Candidates for the award…

NEW! Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize (IPSEP)

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New!  Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize (IPSEP)   Prize Description: One prize ($500) will be awarded to an educator who has developed novel and innovative resources for teaching plant systematics (broadly interpreted) to undergraduate and/or graduate students. Applicant criteria: Must be an ASPT member and teach at the undergraduate and/or…

NEW! Undergraduate Research Prize (URP)

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New!  Undergraduate Research Prize (URP) The URP is ASPT's new undergraduate research prize (initiated in Jan 2013), where up to three ($300) prizes may be awarded each spring for an outstanding, independent research project in plant systematics (broadly interpreted) completed by an undergraduate student within the last 2 years. Prize Description: …

Peter Raven Award

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Call for Nominations for 2014 The Peter Raven Award is given by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists to a plant systematist who has made exceptional efforts at outreach to non-scientists.  Examples of outreach may include, but are not limited to 1) workshops or seminars for K--12 teachers, local horticultural societies,…

Asa Gray Award

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Asa Gray Award Call for Nominations for 2014 The Asa Gray Award may be bestowed annually by the Society upon an individual for outstanding accomplishments pertinent to the goals of the Society. The awardee need not be a member of the Society. The awardee shall be recognized at the Annual Dinner…

Grady L. Webster Award

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THE GRADY L. WEBSTER AWARDS were established in 2006 by Drs. Barbara D. Webster, BSA President (1983), and Susan V. Webster to honor the work of their husband and father, Dr. Grady L. Webster. Dr. Grady Webster was an ASPT President (1982), BSA President (1993), and recipient of both the ASPT…

Graduate Student Research Grants

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Graduate student research grants support students (both master's and doctoral levels) conducting fieldwork, herbarium travel, and/or laboratory research in any area of plant systematics. Every year we present 10-15 of these awards to promising young scientists. Guidelines for Application - 2014   Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon)   Graduate Student Grant…