The Dennis Stanfield Memorial Fund

Funding up to £2,000 supporting botanical research on tropical African plants.

Established in 1972 to celebrate the work of Dennis Stanfield in Africa. The award is recognised as a mark of real distinction and takes the form of a sum of up to £2,000 to assist persons of scientific merit to undertake botanical research on tropical African plants.

Awards are made at (even numbered) two year intervals. The recipients are selected by a Committee appointed by Council, chaired by a Secretary and composed of persons having special knowledge of tropical African botany.

  • Proposals are to be no longer than 2 A4 pages including tables and references and should be submitted to There is no standard application form. Illustrations may be enclosed on an additional page.
  • Normally a successful proposal is for basic research in the areas of plant taxonomy and plant ecology.
  • The proposal should have well-focused aims and objectives with specific outputs.
  • The topic must be clearly circumscribed, achievable within defined time limits, and include a realistic budget.
  • Proposals showing evidence of collaboration with other individuals and organisations will be favoured.

This grant is awarded every two years. Next application closing date will be 14 September 2022.