Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/13/2024

Scientific Research Grants

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. AFE-funded research solves scientific challenges posed by disease, pests, and other environmental issues. 

Deadline: Aug. 1 

Areas of Interest

Our priorities are focused on all floricultural crops, including fresh-cut flowers and greens, flowering and foliage potted plants, bedding plants, and perennials. Projects benefiting any industry segment, from grower to the consumer will be considered for funding.

  • Sustainable Production and Handling Practices Including Water Use Efficiency, Growing Media, and Plastic Alternatives
  • Automation, Technology, and AI Leading to Labor Savings
  • 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