Heliconia Society International (HSI) is a nonprofit organization based in USA which aims to deepen the botanical and ecological understanding of plants in the order Zingiberales. In this regard, HSI aids graduate and post-graduate researchers by awarding a competitive grant worth $1,000. This year's grant has been awarded to Ms. Preeti to carry out work for her project titled, "Quantifying diversity of mating systems in Hedychium spp. from the North East of India". The grant will be used to understand cross-compatibility and generation of hybrids among wild ginger species in the NorthEast of India.