The APS Public Policy Endowment is being developed to support the unique opportunity initiated by the APS Public Policy Board (PPB) by seeking support for a plant pathology fellow to spend several months in Washington D.C. The Public Policy Fellow will work with one or more Federal Agencies to provide expertise on policy activities related to plant and microbial biology, agricultural and life sciences, food safety, and related technology.
This was effort was initiated by the APS Public Policy Board (PPB) in 2008, and at the 2011 APS Annual Meeting in Hawaii, the Foundation partnered with PPB to launch a bold $100,000 campaign for this endowment in recognition of the PPB founding members and its 20th anniversary. To date, the campaign has received more than $56,000 in gifts and pledges. APS Council also pledged to match the first $50,000 in contributions to this fund.
The PPB provides full details about the APS Public Policy Fellowship online.