INPS Research Fund is geared toward any person or institution conducting research on Illinois native plants. Eligible research projects may include studies on Illinois native plants (including those that are threatened or endangered) such as life history, reproductive biology, demography, genetics, site inventories, community ecology, etc. as well as threats to native plants and communities, such as invasive species, and their control. Priority is given to student research. Please contactillinoisplants@gmail.com for further information or if you would like to donate to the research fund.


The Central Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society offers grants to individuals or groups for support of projects that promote the conservation of Illinois native plants and natural communities.

Applications are limited to projects intended for Central Illinois. For purposes of this grant program, Central Illinois includes the following counties: Brown, Cass, Christian, DeWitt, Fulton, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, and Tazewell.