Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology ($10,000 Individual Grant)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology.

Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation is offering a Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology for early-career practitioners, scholars, or scientists. The fellowship includes a 2-5 week stay at the Oak Spring estate, providing dedicated time for independent writing and thinking on plant and landscape conservation topics.

Fellows will have access to Oak Spring’s estate, a rare book library, and opportunities to interact with staff and other residents. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and see the foundation’s 700-acre property and its sustainable land management initiatives.

Overview of OSGF Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology

The Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology will be given by OSGF to a distinguished plant conservation biologist whose work has a great deal of promise to support the preservation of plants and the environments in which they live.

The Fellow’s visitation schedule will coincide with the presence of fellows or other interdisciplinary residents on the premises.

This Fellowship is ideal for people who are working on writing projects that need a lot of concentration and little interruption.


The selected Fellow will receive a $10,000 individual grant to support their residency, including travel expenses, materials, and other necessities.

Accommodations with private bedrooms and bathrooms will be provided on-site with shared living spaces and private bedrooms and bathrooms with 1 to 3 Residents or Fellows.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for this opportunity:

  • Candidates should be early-career practitioners, scholars, or scientists
  • They must not be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2025.
  • They should demonstrate dedication to plant conservation, exceptional promise, good communication skills, and excellence in their field.

Application Guide:

The application portal is open until May 31st, 2024.

Applicants must submit a resume, a statement on their current work in plant conservation, a statement relating their work to Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s mission, and a description of how they plan to use their residency time.

There is also an option to be considered for the Interdisciplinary Residency if not selected for the Fellowship.

Apply through this link: https://osgf.submittable.com/submit/b8fe6728-4391-4197-865b-2c901c897367/2025-residency-and-fellowship-opportunities

For more information, kindly visit https://www.osgf.org/fellowships/plant-conservation-biology


  • Fellows are selected through a rigorous review process by OSGF staff, Residency alumni, and external jurors.
  • Criteria for selection include the relationship of the applicant’s work to OSGF’s mission, the potential of the applicant, and the quality of work samples.
  • Candidates should note that due to the high volume of applications received for the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology, there won’t be individual feedback to applicants whose application for a Residency is not approved.

Key Dates:

Fellows should arrive on the start date of an Interdisciplinary Residency or Botanical Artist Residency.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024.

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