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Limited Submission: Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grants

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture through grants to botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other charitable organizations strongly-aligned with its funding interests.

  • Sponsor: Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
  • Internal Deadline: June 15, 2020
  • Sponsor LOI Deadline: July 15, 2020
  • Sponsor Deadline: August 17, 2020 (by invitation only)
  • Linkhttps://smithht.org/grant-seekers
Summary

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture through grants to botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other charitable organizations strongly-aligned with its funding interests.

The Trust seeks to fund projects that will further ornamental horticulture at organizations pursuing the following activities:

  • The advancement of research in ornamental horticulture and the publication of the results of such research
  • Assisting in the creation, development, preservation, and maintenance of gardens accessible to the public for educational purposes
  • Promotion of the environmentally responsible introduction, cultivation, and distribution of plants which have ornamental horticultural value
  • Assisting in the publication of books or other works relating to ornamental horticulture
  • Informal and/or formal educational activities that further ornamental horticulture

Examples of such projects include:

  • Development of programs and projects
  • Physical improvements
  • Signage
  • Access
  • Equipment
  • Publications
  • and, under some circumstances, general operations and/or salaries

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount
  • An organization should request an amount that they feel is appropriate for their project. The maximum grant awarded by the Trust is $25,000, however, grants normally do not exceed $20,000. For more information see Recent Grants.
Eligibility
  • The Trust makes grants to organizations that are recognized as 501(c)(3) public charities by the United States Internal Revenue Service, and to non-U.S. organizations that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status. 
  • Grants are typically made to botanical gardens, arboreta, and universities.
Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.eduaccording to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:
  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae
Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria. 

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above. 

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

For questions related to a specific project or grant, or questions about whether a potential request is aligned with the Trust’s Funding Interests, please contact Dr. Tom Daniel, Grants Director, at tdaniel@smithht.org.


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