The HSA offers annual research grants to students, professionals, and individuals engaged in research on the horticultural, scientific, and/or social applications or use of herbs throughout history. The HSA Research Grant is intended to support small, self-contained research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time. While it is not anticipated that a HSA Research Grant will completely fund a project, there should be no duplication or overlap of funding for specific budget items. Successful applicants will be required to sign a Grant Acceptance Form prior to the award of a grant. The grant is for a one-year period of work. The maximum amount available is $5,000. One-half of the grant is paid at the outset of research, while every four months grantees must submit a brief progress report on work completed. When sufficient progress is demonstrated, succeeding grant payments can be made. A final report must be sent to the Research Grants Committee chairperson. Upon receipt of that report, the final payment can be made. One paper about the project or the results must be submitted for use in a Society publication. Any publications using information obtained from Society funding shall give proper credit for financial support by HSA. However, HSA reserves the right to reject or accept credit in any publication resulting from the grant. Finally, if significant departures are made from the originally approved grant application or if the grantee cancels the project, immediate written notification must be sent to the Research Grants Committee chairperson. Based on this information or in the absence of an adequate final report, The Society reserves the right to terminate the grant and request a return of any portion of the grant not used for the intended purpose. Applications and proposals must be postmarked on or before January 31 to be considered for the current year. Visit the Herb Society of America Research Grant webpage for more information.