Click here to download and
fill out the Conservation/Research Grant Application (Word Doc).
Research Grant requests can
be submitted by mail to:
P.O. Box 33181
San Diego, CA 92163-3181
or emailed to:
with the subject line:
Research Grant Proposal”
Requests will be reviewed by the research committee. The committee will forward the proposal to the SDCSS
Board of Directors with the Committee's recommendations. The Board of Directors will approve or deny the proposal.
The grant applicant
will be notified by mail/e-mail of the Board's decision within 90 days of proposal receipt.
Conservation/Research Grant Guidelines
The San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society (SDCSS) is a non-profit organization whose
mission is the appreciation of, learning about and teaching about succulent plants. SDCSS has established a Research Grant program
to help facilitate the research and study of succulent plants by its members.
- Grant projects must involve cactus and/or succulent plants
and be consistent with the SDCSS goal of furthering the understanding of these special plants.
- Grants will be in the range of $500
to $1500, and for the duration of one year.
- The grantee must be a member in good standing of the SDCSS.
- The proposal
may be submitted electronically or by paper copy. Please use the Grant Application form for your submittal.
- The proposal must state
clearly the goals and methods of the project.
- A budget must be provided, including details of travel, other expenses, and a schedule
of planned expenditures.
- The grantee must provide a presentation to a SDCSS general meeting covering the results of the grant research.
This requirement is mandatory. Grantees may not apply for further funding until this requirement is fulfilled.
- An electronic copy
of any publications or presentations that result from the research must be provided to the SDCSS.
- Support provided by the SDCSS grant
shall be acknowledged in any report, paper and/or presentations derived from the research. For example: “This project was supported
by a grant from the San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society."
The SDCSS encourages projects that are co-funded by other organizations
as a way to facilitate larger projects. If the grant is co-funded, there must be a clear definition of the portion of the project
funded by the SDCSS grant, how it relates to the larger project, and how the SDCSS portion meets these guidelines. If co-funded, the
duration of one year may be extended to two years.
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