The Hardman Native Plant Award is open to all graduate students in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies. In developing the award, the Hardman Foundation recognized the importance of all botanists who identify with and support conservation biology. Therefore, the award is not restricted to any particular botanical discipline; however, research projects studying California native plants take precedence. The award is typically around $1,500 which will be granted either to one student or split among up to several students, as decided by the selection committee. The award may be used to support research expenses during the year following the committee decision.

Apply by January 12th, 2024 at midnight.
Selection criteria
  • Past and continuing evidence of research accomplishments
  • Ability for the award to substantially improve a student’s progress
  • Financial need
  • Priority will be given to students for whom the award will create the opportunity to engage in full-time research in the lab or the field.

How to apply

Please fill out this application form.
Incomplete or late applications will not be eligible for consideration.
Award decisions will be made by a committee that includes faculty from both EEB and ENVS

Application form