The John and Ann Niederhauser Endowment (JANE) Award supports proposals that involve international cooperation between a person or institution in the United States and a person or institution outside the United States. Project proposals should have clear positive impacts for the developing country and practical applications.
The award 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, not just those involving Phytophthora.
The principal investigators must hold a post-graduate position in their respective country. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible for this award.
Winners are required to submit a final report to the Office of International Programs (OIP) within three months following the conclusion of the calendar year in which the award was received.
A letter of intent, written by the applicant and no longer than three pages, must be submitted with the application and include an introduction, a list of objectives, a detailed experimental protocol, an overview of the expected impact, and a literature cited section.
A budget and justification for funds must be submitted with the application. Funding should be requested for one year taking place during the award 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.
The applicant's current curriculum vitae (1-page maximum) must be included in the submission.
A letter of support, written by the in-country coordinator, is also required. Letters of support must be submitted separately by the letter writer using the Letter of Recommendation Form.
All of the above required materials must be included in one PDF document and submitted through the Award Application Form before the deadline above. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately by the letter writer using the Letter of Recommendation Form.
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