Plantae Conviron Seeding Discovery

We’re excited to launch a novel initiative in support of early career plant scientists: the Plantae Conviron Seeding Discovery competition. The Seeding Discovery Competition will equip a successful university or college student with a state-of-the-art GEN1000 plant growth chamber that will enable them to fulfill a meaningful research program in the field of plant sciences, biology and biotechnology.

Contest Details

  • The application period opens April 8, 2019 and runs through midnight on June 7, 2019
  • Entrants will gain valuable experience, including crafting a research proposal that aligns with personal and departmental objectives and working with faculty and administration on the planning, logistics and reporting that research projects often entail
  • The competition is open to any student enrolled in a post-secondary program at an institution with a physical address in either the USA or Canada
  • The successful applicant will have a GEN1000 plant growth chamber provided by Conviron to their sponsoring institution
We’re grateful to Conviron for their continued support of the plant science community and their commitment to nurturing plant science research. Conviron recognizes that today’s students are tomorrow’s research leaders. By supporting the next generation of researchers, Conviron aims to achieve its vision of contributing to feeding the world, improving human health and protecting the environment by providing technology that advances plant science and production.

For contest information, eligibility criteria and application materials, visit

About the GEN1000 Plant Growth Chamber

The plant growth chamber awarded will be a Conviron model GEN1000 configured from the factory with a short plant kit (SH). The GEN1000-SH is suitable for research in propagation, genetics, physiology and a variety of other experiments. The unit can be situated in virtually any lab environment, is easy to install, can fit through a standard door, and includes casters with leveling feet for ease of positioning.