Deadline: Applications must be submitted, per instructions below on or before February 15.
Award Amount: Up to $4,000 (up to eight $500 awards to conduct virtual workshops for 2021)
As agriculture worldwide is affected by globalization, it becomes increasingly important to foster and sustain plant pathological research and extension on a global scale. It is therefore important that today’s plant pathologists find opportunities to establish collaborations and share intellectual resources.
That is why the Office of International Programs launched the "Global Experience," a program aimed at helping APS plant pathologists work with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. Funds garnered by the OIP will be used to support graduate students, post-doctoral associates, faculty, and staff in conducting short courses, workshops or training programs in collaboration with a host country cooperating institution. Development of outreach and extension materials as well as demonstration of diagnostic tools will also be supported by this program. Up to $4,000 will be available to successful applicants to support travel and training material costs. Funds are to be used within 12 months of notification of being a recipient of award. Depending on the level of interest and available funding, funded amounts may increase in the future.
The APS Office of International Programs (OIP) is requesting proposals for the “OIP Global Experience, a program aimed at helping APS plant pathologists work with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. As agriculture is affected by globalization, it becomes increasingly important to foster and sustain plant pathological research and extension on a global scale.
The program is open to all APS members to conduct short courses, workshops, or training programs in collaboration with a cooperating institution in a developing country. Teams of a senior and junior plant pathologist are encouraged. Development of training/extension materials for the workshop will also be supported by this program. Up to $4,000 will be available to successful applicants to support travel and training material costs. Host institutions are expected to provide in‐kind contributions or matching funds. For 2021, there will be up to eight $500 awards available to conduct virtual workshops.
Proposals are requested for programs to be administered in 2021. The proposals (maximum of 3 pages for items 1‐5 noted below) should be received on or before February 15.
The proposals should be written in a 12-pt font and must address the following aspects:
- Workshop/training course title and outline (list topics)
- Brief description of the importance of the workshop to the developing country
- Expected number and experience of participants
- Expected impact of workshop and description of impact assessment method
- Brief description of the location of the workshop and the facilities available
- Budget and budget justification
- One‐page CV of person proposing the workshop and of the host country coordinator
- Letter of support from the in‐country coordinator
A combined electronic version of the proposal (merge all documents into a single Word or PDF file) should be sent to Ronald French-Monar and identified as “OIP Global Experience Proposal” in the subject heading. A final report must be submitted to the OIP Committee within three months following the conclusion of the program/course. If you have further questions, contact:
Ronald D. French-Monar
USDA APHIS PPQ FO PGQP
9901 Powder Mill Rd
Bldg 580 BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705
The APS Office of International Programs charges no fees to manage its awards, and therefore requests that all awards are accepted with the understanding that overhead charges by awardee institutions will not be assessed.
View previous Global Experience Awardees