The Native Plant Society sponsors two Tom & Bruce Shinn Grants (in the amount of $100.00 - $1000.00 each) for the purpose of supporting basic or applied research on native plants in botanical or horticultural areas that fulfill the mission and/or objectives of the North Carolina Native Plant Society.
These grants will be awarded to United States citizens attending North Carolina schools who are:
- graduate students
- qualified undergraduate students working on projects with an advisor
2014 Shinn Grant Awards
Ms. Rene Fortne, East Carolin UniversityHer project is titled “The Reproductive Ecology of the Federally Endangered Cooley’s Meadowrue (Thalictrum cooleyi Ahles).
Mr. Kipp Callahan, NCSUHis project is titled “The Vascular Flora of Pondberry Bay (Sampson County, NC). His adviser is Dr. Alexander Krings, at NC State University.
2013 Shinn Grant Awards
Ms. Amanda Faucette, NCSUThe Vascular Flora and Soils of Buxton Woods (Dare County, NC) Advisor: Dr. Alexander Krings, NCSU
Ms. Kyle Palmquist, UNC-CHThe joint effects of drought and reduced fire frequency on native orchids in the Green Swamp Preserve, North Carolina Advisor: Dr. Alan Weakley, UNC-CH
Grant Application Review Committee
Mr. David McAdoo, Chairman
Ms. Lisa Gould
Col. Tom Harville
Dr. Paul Hoiser
Dr. Larry Mellichamp
Dr. Zack Murrell
Mr. Mark Rose
Dr. Jon Stucky
Dr. Alan Weakley