Research Grants for Beginners

The purpose of the IPPS Eastern Region (IPPS-ER) Research Grants Program is to support undergraduate horticulture students in their basic research projects in the areas of nursery production and/or plant propagation. The Research Grants Committee announces, accepts and reviews Research Grant applications. One grant of $2,000 is awarded annually. Click here to see a video of a past recipient.

The Committee is made up of volunteers with one of the current Directors of the IPPS-ER Foundation serving as Chair. Watch this video of Research Committee Chair Bob Geneve describing the Program. The deadline for online applications is February 1, with decisions made in March-April. The announcement about the start of the application is made in the IPPS-Eastern Region newsletter in December and an email message sent to our notification list. Those interested in applying can request to be added to the email notification list at any time. Contact Brian MaynardExecutive Secretary.

Research Grant Criteria:

  • Overhead expenses are not funded by IPPS-ER Foundation
  • Funds are provided to the Academic Supervisor for the student’s project 
  • Provided for projects in nursery production and/or plant propagation

Preferred Applicants
are undergraduate students
are working towards a career in horticulture
can demonstrate academic success
are willing to be named in IPPS publications and social media
will provide a poster and a report on the project for the IPPS-ER Conference
have not received IPPS-ER Foundation Research Grants previously