Status: 2013 proposals are NOW CLOSED.Deadline: Applications must be submitted, per instructions below, by December 14, 2012.Award Amount: One award of up to $3,000.Notification: Applicants will be notified of the award results by February 15, 2013.
The John and Ann Niederhauser Endowment (JANE) was created to facilitate international cooperation related to research on and management of plant diseases, with particular emphasis on those caused by Phytophthora spp. To increase the award’s impact, the scope of projects to be considered has been expanded to include any international program in plant pathology that involves cooperation between a person or institution in the United States and a person or institution outside the United States. Principal investigators must hold post-graduate positions in their respective country; graduate students and post-doctoral fellows will not be funded. Project proposals should have a clear implication for developing countries and practical applications.
This year, the endowment will provide one award of up to $3,000 for a project to take place during the 2013 calendar year.
Proposals (maximum of 3 pages for items 1‐5, not including the budget, CV and letter of support) must be postmarked on or before December 14, 2012. Proposals should include:
Funding should be requested for 1 year taking place during the 2013 calendar year. Multiyear projects will be considered but are rarely supported because of the limited funds available and the desire to distribute the support to a larger number of investigators.
An electronic version of the proposal (as one Word or PDF file) should be sent to Talo Pastor‐Corrales (talo.pastor‐email@example.com) and identified as “JANE Proposal” in the subject heading. The winner of the JANE award must submit a final report to the Office of International Programs within three months following the conclusion of the 2012 calendar year. If you have further questions, contact Talo Pastor‐Corrales, USDA ARS, SBGI Lab , Bldg 006, Rm. 118, BARC West, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, Phone: +1.301.504.6600, Fax:+1.301.504.5728. E‐mail: talo.pastor‐firstname.lastname@example.org.