Getting that grant: How to convince an evaluation panel that your proposal is worthy of funding
Biosystematics and Biodiversity Collections and Chief Financial Officer, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa; H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Plant Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa; Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 SLR, United Kingdom; Facultad de Estudios Superiores, Iztacala, UNAM, Av. de los Barrios no 1, Tlalnepantla Edo. de, Mexico 54090, Mexico
For some years the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) has sponsored research grants in plant systematics to young scientists, predominantly from developing countries. At the meeting of Council, held on 12 January 2008 in Pretoria, South Africa, the first such meeting held in Africa, it was decided to review the programme and to provide applicants with advice on how to write a successful proposal. Guidelines for proposal writing are given here.
conference proceeding; developing world; guideline; plant community; research work; taxonomy