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For Faculty or Researchers

Providing funding, resources, and important news to the industry’s vital educators and researchers.

For more than 60 years, AFE has been the ‘go-to’ source for funding floriculture research and together with the researchers, communicating the results to the floral community. We are also committed to supporting the continued education of students and young professionals in the floral industry and supporting the vital faculty who teach them.

Encourage your students to join AFE’s Young Professionals Council and share the scholarship and internship opportunities available to them. Our monthly Grow Pro webinars feature expert researchers every month. If you’d like to volunteer to be a presenter, let us know. Additionally, we are always seeking volunteers to review scholarship applications. Contact us for more information by reaching out to afe@endowment.org.

Apply for Research Funding

We are committed to supporting innovative research that advances the floral industry. The work and expertise of university researchers is extremely important to us and the future of floriculture!  The Floriculture Research Funding Application is due August 1st each year. The first review and notification process will be completed by October 1st.

AFE funding has continued to help me many times over the years, and I greatly appreciate their support. AFE gave me the initial funding for my research, and when other granting agencies saw the AFE funding, they were motivated to fund me further. I can honestly say that AFE has been instrumental in my academic career in floriculture and plant breeding.
– Dr. Mark Bridgen, Research Grant Recipient

Mark Your Calendars!

Stay on top of application deadlines for internships, scholarships, grant opportunities, and more.

Deadlines for our scholarship, internship, research proposal, and educational grant applications are listed below and are consistent year-to-year unless otherwise announced.

Feel free to print, save to your desktop, or forward to anyone you know who might be interested! We are happy to mail you a printed copy if requested – reach out to afe@endowment.org to be mailed a copy of this poster.

Looking For Funding?

AFE is committed to supporting research that advances the industry and combats current challenges. This research benefits every segment of the industry. We welcome new research proposal applications by August 1st of each year.