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​APS Pacific Division Graduate Student Travel Grants

The APS Pacific Division Student Travel Grant, established in 2000, is intended to increase opportunities for students attending institutions within the Pacific Division region to participate in APS Pacific Division meetings. ​Student Travel Grants are not distributed for virtual meetings.

Applications are invited each year for Pacific Division Student Travel Grants. Several $750 travel funds will be available to APS Pacific Division student members giving oral or poster presentations at the 2024 Pacific Division meeting. Graduate students who are good-standing members of the Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society, who plan to present a paper (oral or poster) at the Pacific Division meeting, and who did not receive a travel grant the previous year are eligible to compete for a 2024 APS-PD Travel Grant.

Applicant Requirements for Funding:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate program in the Pacific Division either at the time of, or within six months prior to, the abstract submission deadline;
  2. Be a member in good standing of the APS Pacific Division at the time of the meeting;
  3. Present a paper at the APS Pacific Division meeting based on work conducted at an institution in the Pacific Division;
  4. Submit a completed application containing a narrative statement, and a copy of the abstract to be presented as a single PDF;
    Narrative statement requirements:
    • Word limit:  500 words
    • Describe the applicant’s academic interests, career goals, current academic status (Year in school, M.S. or Ph.D.), and involvement in professional activities
    • Describe innovative projects and/or research that the applicant has conducted and/or participated in
    • State how participation in the meeting will lead toward achievement of professional goals
  5. A letter of support submitted by their major advisor or PI supervisor. 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND LETTERS OF SUPPORT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL TO:  APS-PD Travel Grants Committee Chair, Jeremiah Dung at by February 5, 2024. 

  • Applicants will receive an email notification after their application has been received.
  • Travle Grant recipients will be notified approximately one month before the meeting.

Travel Grant Recipients

​2023​Alexandra Dalaya​University of Arizona
​Ada Fitz Axen​Colorado State University
​April Mahovlic​University of British Columbia
​Sallu Nepal​University of Arizona
​Gabriel Sacher​Oregon State University
​Dakota Lashae SalyerUniversity of Arizona
​2021​Lindsey Pedroncelli​University of California - Davis
​2019 ​Olga KozharWashington State University

​Srijana Dura​
Washington State University

​David Enicks
Washington State University

​Lederson Ganan Betancur
Washington State University
​Raphael Adegbola
​Washington State University
​Morgan Gray
​University of California-Riverside
​Leslie Holland
​University of California-Davis
​Arunabha Mitra
​Washington State University
​Joseph Carrillo
​University of California-Riverside
​Lu Liu
​Washington State University
​Joey Mayorquin
​University of California-Riverside
​Chongjing Xia
​Washington State University
​Yi Zhu
​New Mexico State University
​Daniel Farber
​Oregon State University

​Zach Frederick
​Washington State University

​Leslie Holland
​University California-Davis

​Lindani Moyo
​Washington State University

​Cristian Olaya
​Washington State University

​Sowmya Ramachandran
​Washington State University

​Hannah Rivedal
​Oregon State University

​Xuefei Wang
​Washington State University
​Alfredo Diaz Lara
​Oregon State University

​Andrea Garfinkel
Washington State University

​Zhian Kamvar
​Oregon State University

​Gurleen Kaur
​New Mexico State University

​Kathleen McKeever
Washington State University

​Javier Tabima
​Oregon State University

​Erin Gunnink Troth
​Montana State University
​Lindsey Thiessen
​Oregon State University
​Robin Choudhury
​University of California-Davis

​Teresa Jardini
Washington State University
​2013Soumyadip Kundu
Lydia Tymon
Diego Viteri
​2012Nomatter Chingandu
Ruben Garcia de la Cruz
2011Renuka Attanayake
Deana Baucom
Kaityn Bissonnette
Stephanie Hecker
Dipak Sharma-Poudual
Stephanie Slinski
Cassandra Swett
Lydia Tymon
​2010​Ebraheim M. Babiker
Jeremiah K. Dung
Emily W. Gatch
Jessica A. Gigot
​2009​Ernesto Moya
Suman Mukherjee
Grant Poole
Hongyan Sheng
Fushi Wen
Mohammad Yaghmour
​2008Jeremiah Dung
Joseph Jertberg
Leilani Kitz
Melody Meyer
​2007​​​Laura Gallegos
Sridhar Jarugula
Vihanga Pahalawatta
Jose Ramon Urbez-Torres
Loukas Kanetis
Elsa Petit
​2005No applications received
​2004Gladys Mbofung
Donna Henderson
Qingli Liu
Suzanne Latham
Ioannis Tzanetakis
​2003Carrieann Nielsen
Mingyuan Cheng
​2002Claudia Nischwitz
T​amla Blunt
Rene Van Aelst-Bouma
​2001​​Lyndon Porter
Claudia Nischwitz