Nominations of doctoral students who are studying systematic biology or horticulture are being sought for the Lawrence Memorial Award. The award honors the memory of Dr. George H. M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. The award provides $2,000 to support travel for doctoral dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences, including literature and exploration.

Direct applications will not be accepted. Nominations must be submitted by the student’s advisor. Students must have achieved official candidacy.

Supporting materials should describe briefly but clearly the candidate’s program of research and how it would be significantly enhanced by travel that the Award would support. Letters of nomination and supporting materials, including seconding letters, should be received by the Committee no later than 1 May 2015 and should be directed to: Dr. R. W. Kiger, Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 USA.