The Association of Zoological Horticulture is committed to the conservation of our natural environment. To this end, AZH awards funds to qualified plant conservation grants to AZH members on an annual basis. Amounts awarded vary based on the grant application and the funds available. Applications are judged by the AZH Conservation Committee, and final determinations are made at the AZH Annual Conference in the fall of the year for projects to be carried out the following calendar year.
AZH Conservation Grants are awarded for both in-situ and ex-situ plant conservation work. The deadline for 2016 grant application submittal is August 26, 2016. Applications must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect format, and should be no longer than 10 pages in length. Submissions are made to the AZH Grant Facilitator, Christy Powell.
Grant awardees are required to submit a mid-year report by July 1 of the award year and a final report by January 31 following the award year to the AZH Grant Facilitator. Though not required, grant awardees are encouraged to attend an AZH Annual Conference and report on the project to the membership.
Grant application forms are available here.