The Rare Plant RaMP (Research and Mentoring for Post-Baccalaureates in Biological Sciences) program is a one-year research experience intended for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree, but who were not able to participate intensively in research. Those interested in gaining research and professional development experience in botany, plant science, or conservation are encouraged to apply.
This program encourages applications from individuals from demographic groups that have historically been excluded from STEM, first generation scholars, and those from under-resourced institutions.
This specific Rare Plant RaMP program will be dispersed across four separate botanic gardens in the continental United States: The Morton Arboretum, Atlanta Botanic Garden, California Botanic Garden, and San Diego Botanic Garden.
Mentees in this geographically distributed, research-focused program will have direct guidance from a mentor and co-mentors as they establish their research in the area of rare plant science and conservation. This RaMP will allow mentees to perform and lead both independent and collaborative research and to strengthen their ability to communicate science to other researchers, to policymakers, and to the general public.
Program dates: August 2024 through July 2025
Application deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
Four public gardens collaborate to diversify the STEM workforce through the Rare Plant RaMP program.
Atlanta Botanic Garden
California Botanic Garden
The Morton Arboretum
San Diego Botanic Garden