This award, established in 2013, 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 books, CDs and other APS resources. Awards up to $500 per applicant will be made available, with recipients selected by a reviewing committee that will evaluate applications based on the stated purpose, financial need (including exchange rate), and intended use of the materials. 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.