Status: The 2015 application process is now open. Deadline: Applications must be submitted, per instructions below, by October 31, 2014Award Amount: $500 per awardNotification: Applicants will be notified in November 2014
The Books for the World program has been established to help scientists, educators, extension personnel and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS Press and to promote international distribution of books, CDs and other APS resources. It is managed jointly by APS Foundation and the APS Office of International Programs. Individuals from any country will be eligible to apply, but preference will be given to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate financial need. In rare cases applicants may reside within the U.S. but in such cases they must demonstrate that they are unable to gain access to the resources by other means or that they intend to travel to an international destination to assist with agricultural development. The intended focus is on diagnostic tools and pest management. Applicants may select from any of resources available from APS Press using the current prices announced on the APS bookstore website. Librarians may apply on behalf of their institutions and in such cases should describe how resources will be placed in a managed library with an established borrowing system. Selected recipients will also receive a one-year membership to APS if they are not already members.
The deadline for 2015 will be October 31, 2014
Applicants will provide three documents1. A list resources requested from APS online bookstore. Cost will be current prices from the APS on-line book store. The applicant will itemize the costs, including the full cost of shipping, total cost of books plus shipping not to exceed $500. To estimate the specific books you wish to request for this grant:If you are currently an APS member, please use your member login and shipping address to select books in order to calculate your costs at www.shopapspress.org. This will automatically deduct 10% from the cost of the books you are selecting and add your shipping charge. Your order total with shipping should not exceed $500. Use this information in your request. Do not complete your purchase as this step is for information purposes only to apply for the “Books for the World” grant.If you are not currently an APS member, go to www.shopapspress.org to create a new account which will give you a login, a password, and an address record. Then use your login, password and shipping address to select titles in order to calculate the costs of the books you want in the online bookstore. You may deduct 10% from the “Total” line in your shopping cart and then add the shipping charge shown. Your order total with shipping should not exceed $500. Use this information in your request. Do not complete your purchase as this step is for information purposes only to apply for the “Books for the World” grant.2. Statement of purpose.The applicant will provide a statement (2 pages maximum) to include (a) reasons for requesting the resources, including financial need, which may include foreign exchange issues; and (b) what will be done with the resources once received (where they will be housed, how utilized). For example, if the applicant is a librarian, the applicant may put the resource(s) into the institute library and monitor check out and return procedures. If applicants intend to share the resources with others, they should state who will share the books or other resources (students, libraries, or laboratory staff, others).
3. A recommendation letter The applicant will provide an additional letter (1 page maximum) from a local sponsor/partner (head of institute, librarian, supervisor, or other reference) to support the applicant’s statement. The letter must include the local sponsor’s name, mailing address, and email contact information.
The three documents described above should be sent via email to:Megan KennellyDepartment of Plant PathologyKansas State UniversityEmail: email@example.com
Contact Megan Kennelly by phone 785-532-1387 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org