More than 50 established funds exist within the APS Foundation’s portfolio. These funds support students and student programs, undergraduate and graduate, in order to foster career interest; young scientists, to encourage creative thought and early development of innovations in the science of plant pathology and their applications; the society’s international activities; programs of special interest to the contributor; and early-career fellowships and workshops. To view descriptions of funds and awards click here.
Books for the World Fund
This award is to help scientists, educators, extension personnel and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS Press and to promote international distribution of APS Press books, CDs and other resources.(New! in 2014)
The J. Artie and Arra Browning Plant Medicine and Health Travel Award supports travel of a student in a Doctor of Plant Medicine, Doctor of Plant Health, and similar programs to attend a professional society meeting in any of the plant health and plant protection disciplines.The Lucy Hastings de Gutierrez Fund provides a cash prize for the APS Excellence Award in Teaching.
The French-Monar Latin American Fund was established by Edward R. French and Delia Monar French to assist Latin American plant pathologists in attending annual meetings of APS, publish in journals, or pay for memberships in APS.
The Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Fellowship supports undergraduate research projects in plant pathology.
The International Travel Fund was established with eh APS Office of international Programs to support travel costs for early- to mid-career international APS members to participate in an APS Annual Meeting.
The Noel T. Keen Fund provides a cash prize for the APS Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology.
The Mathre Education Endowment Award supports plant pathology educational programs, such as the APS website Education Center.
The Student Educational Award supports students' endeavors to further their education outside the APS annual meeting. (New in 2014!)
The I. E. Melhus Fund supports a student symposium at the APS Annual Meeting.
Multiple Named Student Travel Funds are currently available to help underwrite the cost of student attendance at annual meetings of APS.
The John and Ann Niederhauser Endowment (JANE) supports international research on potato late blight. This fund also provides a cash prize to the recipient of the APS International Service Award.
The Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship Award supports plant pathology graduate students in their research and their careers in plant pathology.
The APS Public Policy Endowment supports the unique opportunity initiated by the APS Public Policy Board (PPB) for an APS member to spend several months working at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) each year.
The Schroth Faces of the Future Fund, established by Milt and Nancy Schroth, helps support the "Faces of the Future" symposium at the annual meeting, acknowledging up-and-comers in specific areas of plant pathology research.