The following provide support as well as recognize scientists who have played a significant role in world-wide plant pathology efforts
OIP International Research Achievement
Submissions are open for 2024
OIP will give a Certificate of Achievement honoring an early career investigator for international plant pathology research activities. International research activities must be conducted in another country other than the home country of the investigator. Examples of research activities that qualify for recognition include innovative international survey network efforts, plant disease diagnostics, plant disease identification, plant-host interactions, and unique plant disease management and control methods. The APS-OIP Certificate of Achievement will recognize an early career investigator within 10-15 years after the completion of the master's degree or 5-10 years after the completion of the doctoral degree. Applicants do need to be APS members to qualify for the recognition. In addition to the Certificate of Achievement recognition, the investigator will receive a monetary fund of $500.00.
Global Experience Program Fund
This program is focused on assisting APS members who are plant pathologists working with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. Support for this program is made possible through donations received from APS members via the APS Foundation and proceeds from the OIP Silent Auction at the APS annual meeting.
Global Membership Program (Two-Year Sponsored Membership)
APS two-year sponsored memberships (up to 100 memberships) are offered to support plant health professionals in developing countries. This Global Membership program effort is provided by support through OIP. Donate to the Global Membership Fund.
Submission period is closed.
APS Foundation, in cooperation with OIP, accepts applications for these additional internationally focused funding opportunities:
- Books for the World: this program helps scientists, educators, extension personnel and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS PRESS, and promotes the international distribution of books, CDs, and other APS resources.
- French-Monar Latin American Fund: provides financial support to Latin American plant pathologists in a variety of ways to current APS Graduate Student or APS Early Career Members.
- JANE: The John and Ann Niederhauser Endowment (JANE) fund accepts applications that involve international cooperation between a person or institution in the United States and a person or institution outside the United States. Project proposals should have clear positive impacts for the developing country and practical applications.
- APS International Travel Grant: is intended to support travel costs for APS members who are early- to mid-career international scientists that are native to and working in developing countries who are attending and presenting at the APS annual meeting.
Other International Opportunities