I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium
Status: 2014 application process is now CLOSED.Deadline: Applications must be submitted, per instructions below, by January 31, 2014.(note that the deadline has been extended from January 17)Award Amount: Four travel awards of at least $1,000 each will be presented to the selected presenters.Notification: Applicants will be notified by February 28, 2014, of the award results.
The APS Epidemiology Committee, in conjunction with financial support from the APS Foundation, is sponsoring the 14th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium, which will take place during the 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting. The symposium, entitled “New Contributions to Epidemiology and Plant Health" will feature four graduate student presentations, with travel awards for each presenter of at least $1,000. Presentations will highlight research on epidemiology and plant health.
Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to Forrest Nutter, Jr. via e-mail (email@example.com) or via snail mail (Iowa State Univ, Plant Pathology & Microbiology Dept351 Bessey Hall, Ames, IA 50011-0001). If sending materials via e-mail, please contact Nutter if your application is not acknowledged within seven days. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or have completed their graduate program within 12 months of the 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting. Applicants must also be members of APS at the time of the Meeting in Minnepolis, MN.
Speakers will be chosen by an ad-hoc selection committee chaired by Forrest Nutter, Jr. The selection committee is comprised of members of the APS Epidemiology Committee and one external reviewer who is selected by the APS Foundation. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 31, 2014. (note that this deadline has been extended from January 17)
Contact Forrest Nutter, Jr. at +1.515.294.8737 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irving E. Melhus, a plant disease epidemiologist, was a renowned teacher, innovative researcher, and outstanding administrator at Iowa State College. Melhus served as president of APS in 1926 and was elected a Fellow of APS in 1965.