Funding opportunities for graduate students

National Science Foundation - graduate research fellowship.  MS students from non-PhD granting institutions (such as Chico State) are encouraged

Sigma Xi - travel & materials  up to $1000 in support of research by full-time students.  Proposals due mid-Mar and mid-Oct annually.  

CSUPERB - various grants to support student & faculty research & travel associated with biotechnology (broadly defined).  Deadlines during Spring semester.

CSU Pre-doctoral Scholarship Program - supports CSU students interested in pursuing a PhD.  Funding for travel to meetings and visits to prospective PhD programs.  Applications due early spring.

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve - supports research on Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.  Proposal due spring semester annually.  

California Native Plant Society - various grant opportunities to support travel & materials associated with research on plants.  Proposals due 30 September annually.

Northern California Botanists - supports travel & materials up to $1000 for research on plants in northern California. Proposals due mid Spring semester annually.

California Botanical Society - Anneta Carter Memorial Fund supports travel & supplies (usually up to $1000) on research associated with Baja California.  Proposals due by 31 Dec.  

Plant Population Ecology section of the Ecological Society of America - small grants to support student travel to present research results at annual Ecological Society meeting.  Proposals due during spring semester.

Botanical Society of America - numerous opportunities to support graduate student research or travel to annual Botanical Society meeting.  See individual announcements for details.  

American Society of Plant Biologists - offers fellowships, research funding, and travel awards to present research at their annual meeting.  See individual announcements for details.  

Garden Club of America - offers a wide variety of fellowships and scholarships to support research in botany, conservation, restoration, bird habitat, urban forestry, wetlands, etc.  Award size varies but is usually several thousand dollars.  See individual announcements for details.  

California Deer Association

Raveling Scholarship Fund - for research on waterfowl in California