The Australasian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS) announced its newest grant: the Marlies Eichler Postdoctoral Fellowship for research focused on the systematics of plants, algae or fungi. Projects can include studies of taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography. Due date for the very first round of applications is 31 July 2017. The fellowship is available for two years, with up to $10,000 per year.
The fellowship is named in honour of Marie-Luise (Marlies) Eichler, a life-member of ASBS, whose extraordinary generosity over many years made this funding possible. She is also remembered through the eponyms Tribulopsis marliesiae R.L.Barrett (21mb PDF) and Zygophyllum marliesiae R.M.Barker (2.2mb PDF) (both Zygophyllaceae).