Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who are good-standing members of the Southern Division of the American Phytopathological Society, who plan to present a paper at the Southern Division meeting, and who did not receive a travel grant the previous year are eligible to compete for a Travel Grant to attend the Southern Division Meeting. Up to five travel grants up to $300 each may be awarded. The application will consist of a narrative statement of no more than 500 words describing the student’s academic interests and career goals, current academic status (including courses taken), and involvement in professional activities. Descriptions of innovative projects and/or research that the student has conducted or participated in should also be included. The applicant should state how participation in the meeting will lead toward achievement of professional goals. An abstract of the presentation must also be submitted as well as a confidential letter of recommendation from the student’s graduate advisor must also be submitted
Applicants competing for the Travel Grant must 1a) be enrolled in a graduate program or be a post-doctoral researcher at an institution in the Southern Division at the time of the abstract submission deadline or 1b) have been a graduate student or post-doctoral researcher at an institution in the Southern Division within six months of the abstract submission deadline, 2) be a member in good standing of the Southern Division at the time of the meeting, 3) present a paper at the annual meeting of the Southern Division based on work conducted at an institution in the Southern Division, 4) submit a completed application containing this Southern Division APS application form, the narrative statement described above, and a copy of the abstract to be presented as a single PDF file, and 5) request a letter of support be submitted by their major advisor or PI supervisor. Graduate students competing in the graduate student paper competition are eligible for a Travel Grant. The rubric used in judging applications can be found here. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS (COMBINED INTO A SINGLE PDF) AND LETTERS OF SUPPORT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL TO: SD-APS Vice President.
Click here for a list of APS Southern Division Travel Awardees from 2001 to 2010
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