Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 29, 2020

Grants Available For California Lichen Research

The California Lichen Society offers small grants to support research pertaining to the lichens of California. No geographical constraints are placed on grantees or their associated institutions, as long as their research or activities are connected to California lichenology. The grant application process is very straightforward; except for the letters of support, it is possible to complete an application in two hours or less. Required information includes project title, description, time frame, budget, academic status, and two letters of support.
Applications are reviewed anonymously by members of the grants committee based on completeness, technical quality, consistency with CALS goals, intended use of funds, and likelihood of completion. Grant proposals received by November 1 each year will be considered for that year’s grant cycle. Typically grants are awarded to two separate individuals, however depending on the quality of the applications and the amount of funding available, the committee maintains the option to disburse funds as appropriate. All grants are partially dependent on member contributions, therefore the amounts of these awards may vary from year to year. The total amount of funding available for 2020 is $1750.

The application instructions can be read online or downloaded from

 CALS Grants Program | California Lichen Socitey (CALS)

Obligations of recipients: 1) Acknowledge the California Lichen Society in any reports, publications, or other products resulting from the work supported by CALS. 2) Submit an article to the Bulletin of the California Lichen Society. 3) Submit any relevant rare lichen data to California Natural Diversity Data Base using NDDB’s field survey forms.

Please email proposals/applications or questions to the committee Chair at by November 1 of the current calendar year. The grants Chair is Rikke Reese Naesborg.

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