Scientific Research Grants

Funding Agency:
American Floral Endowment

The American Floral Endowment funds Scientific Research Grants. Scientists must identify a highly researchable topic that either is currently or will be relevant to the floricultural industry.

Deadline: Aug. 1 

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The primary research priorities are listed below.

  • Sustainable Production and Handling Practices Including Water Use Efficiency and Growing Media
  • Reduction of the Impact of Climate Change on Production, Handling, and Product Quality
  • Biocontrol of Pests
  • Advanced Breeding Technology, including CRISPR
  • Long-Term Storage and Shipping Conditions for Cut Flowers, Bedding, and Potted Plants
  • Production Technology
  • Postharvest Technology
  • Botrytis Control and Management
  • Thrips Control and Management
  • Automation, Technology, and AI Leading to Labor Savings

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

August 1, 2023