Grants

Funds and Awards

GREENFIELD FUND
This fund, set up as a memorial to one of our Society’s great fern growers, Percy Greenfield, is used to finance approved projects, helping with the cost of necessary equipment, books and travel expenses. Percy Greenfield’s interest leaned very much towards the non-scientific side of our activities and it is felt that he would have wanted this taken into consideration when decisions are made. Workers eligible for university or college grants and similar support are not therefore eligible for help from the fund. Applications will normally be dealt with once a year and should be submitted by 1st November.
Anyone wishing to apply for this funding should contact the General Secretary for further information or fill out this form on-line.

CENTENARY FUND
This fund is used to promote the study of all aspects of pteridophytes – horticultural, scientific and educational, whether by amateurs, students or professional pteridologists. As such its scope is much broader and more flexible than the Greenfield Fund. Applications will normally be dealt with once a year and should be submitted by 1st November.
Anyone wishing to apply for this funding should contact the General Secretary for further information or fill out this form on-line.

THE J.W. DYCE AWARD
Jimmy Dyce was a BPS member from 1935 until his death in 1996. During this time he held all the key committee posts, virtually single-handedly saved the Society from extinction after the war, and contributed in so many other ways to shape the Society as it is today. An award of £100 together with a certificate is made annually at the AGM to the author of the best paper, article, book or other substantial piece of work published in any of the three BPS journals, on the BPS website, or as a special publication. Annually the editors submit up to two entries each to the General Secretary and Publications Officer who will consult with the executive officers and experts as necessary to decide on a winner. Winning entries, other than books, will be placed on the website for all to read. The award is open to everyone, whether professional or amateur, pteridologist, horticulturalist or fern enthusiast, so get writing!

With Thanks to Anthony Pigott

The website of the British Pteridological Society