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Grants to USA Individuals for Research Related to Herbs

HSA Research Grants


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The Herb Society of America Inc
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Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/24 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants totaling $10,000 to USA individuals affiliated with nonprofit organizations for research related to herbs. Eligible uses of funds include research materials and supplies, professional and technical assistance, and compensation for researchers. Funding is intended to further the knowledge and use of herbs.

This grant supports the research of the horticultural, scientific, and/or medicinal use of herbs throughout history. Research must define an herb as historically useful for flavoring, medicine, economic, industrial, or cosmetic purposes and have the potential to significantly increase the knowledge of the field.

This grant is intended to support small, self-contained research projects over a short period of time. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Who can submit a grant:
- Students, professionals, and individuals engaged in research on horticultural, scientific, and/or social applications or uses of herbs throughout history are eligible to apply for a research grant.
- The applicant's work and/or proposed project must be based upon The Herb Society of America’s (HSA) definition of an herb.
- Grants are limited to individuals within the United States.

- The grant is for specific research on herbal projects, it will not be awarded for financial aid to individuals.
- The goal of the grant is to fund new research, not dissemination of work that has already been funded.
- The grant award recipient has to be affiliated with a non-profit organization that can act as a fiscal agent.

Non-allowable costs include:
- Purchase or maintenance of durable equipment including but not limited to computer, laboratory, or office equipment
- Expenses related to tuition, textbooks, or conference attendance
- Private garden development
- Travel to and/or from research site(s)
- All other indirect costs including institutional indirect costs Applications which include indirect costs will not be considered by the committee

Pre-Application Information
Applications may be submitted after Jan 1 of the grant award year and must be submitted by Jan 31 to be considered.

Announcement of the grant recipient(s) will be made no later than May 1 of the current year.

Additional Funding Information

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Estimated Size of Grant
The total amount of grant funding is $10,000 annually.

Term of Contract
The grant is for a period of work not to exceed one year.

Contact Information
Direct any questions AND application submissions to

The Herb Society of America
9019 Kirtland Chardon Rd.
Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone 440.256.0514

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