Status: 2013 application process is now CLOSED.Deadline: Applications must be submitted, per instructions below, by December 3, 2012.Award Amount: Up to $3,000 ($4,000 for teams) Notification: Applicants will be notified by by January 15, 2013 of the award results.
As agriculture worldwide is affected by globalization, it becomes increasingly important to foster and sustain plant pathological research and extension on a global scale. In fact, some U.S. land grant universities are now aiming to become “world grant” universities, taking international outreach to a different level. It is therefore important that today’s plant pathologists find opportunities to establish collaborations and share intellectual resources.
That is why the Office of International Programs launched the “OIP Global Experience,” a program aimed at helping APS plant pathologists work with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. Funds garnered by the OIP will be used to support graduate students, post-doctoral associates, faculty, and staff in conducting short courses, workshops or training programs in collaboration with a host country cooperating institution. Development of outreach and extension materials as well as demonstration of diagnostic tools will also be supported by this program. Up to $3,000 ($4,000 for teams) will be available initially to successful applicants to support travel and training material costs. Funds to be used within 12 months of notification of being a recipient of award. Depending on the level of interest and available funding, funded amounts may increase in the future. Applications are due December 3, 2012.
For more information download the application.
The 2012 awardees were Angela T Alleyne, The University of the West Indies and colleague Dr. Paul Vincelli, University of Kentucky for their proposal "DNA based detection of plant pathogens" to be conducted in the West Indies.
In 2011 two different awards were given to deserving efforts. One award was provided to Charles W. Barnes, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador for a short course titled, “Tropical Forest Pathology Course: Fungal Diseases in the Yasuní Rainforest." The other award was provided to Paul Vincelli, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky in Lexington, for a workshop entitled “DNA-Based Detection of Plant pathogens" conducted in Nicaragua with participants from the Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Nicaraguan Agricultural University (UNA), and the Ministry of Agriculture.
The 2010 Global Experience Award winner is Richard Lee, research leader/research plant pathologist, USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus & Dates, Riverside, CA, for a workshop on detection and control strategies of invasive diseases of citrus in the Caribbean Basin to be conducted at the University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
The 2009 Global Experience Award winners are Karen Garrett and Lorena Gomez, Kansas State University; Antonio Gandarillas, Fundación PROINPA; and Jorge Cusicanqui Giles, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés for their proposal “A workshop in Bolivia on statistics in plant disease epidemiology and agriculture” ($4,000 award). Additionally, Paula Agudelo, Clemson University, and Marco Arevalo, Universidad Rafael Landivar, received a $3,000 award for their proposal “Plant parasitic nematode identification workshop,” to be conducted in Guatemala.
Please note: The APS Office of International Programs charges no fees to manage its awards, and therefore requests that all awards are accepted with the understanding that overhead charges by awardee institutions will not be assessed.