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Awards & Funding

roca in lab Biotech.JPGThe following awards provide support as well as recognize scientists who have played a significant role in world-wide plant pathology efforts

​​OIP International Research Achievement Award

In 2021, OIP will give a Certificate of Achievement honoring a young 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 a young investigator within 10-15 years after the completion of the master's degree or 5-10 years after 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 award of $200.00.

Applications are accepted through December​ 1, 2021!

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The application letter, curriculum vitae, and letter of reference should be merged and sent as one pdf file in 12 pt. font by email to Dr. Sue Cohen, APS-OIP Director (sdcohen50@​

1. Cover Letter, limited to two pages with the following information

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Education
  • Work Contact info: Address, Phone, and Email
  • Description of research and research accomplishments
  • Selected publications related to research accomplishments: emphasis should be on refereed journal publications
  • Potential for application of research and impact of research on international plant disease issues. Potential impacts should be discussed in terms of crop yields, communication of scientific information and access to improved scientific resources,
  • One letter of reference from a professional colleague who is familiar with the applicant's research with contact info for the professional colleague (name, address, phone, email)

2. A two-page curriculum vitae

3. Letter of reference

Reminder: These are to be merged into one PDF file for email submission.

OIP Global Experience Award

Office of International Programs (OIP) ​launched this unique program aimed at helping APS plant pathologists working with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts, from funds raised during the annual OIP Silent Auction​. ​

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Global Membership Program (Two-Year Sponsored Membership)

APS two-year sponsored memberships (up to 100) are being offered to support plant health professionals in developing countries. This Global Membership program effort ​is provided by support through OIP.

Submission period for 2021-2022 is closed.  

Donate to the Global Membership Fund​​

T​he APS Foundation, in cooperation with OIP, accepts applications ​for these additional internationally focused awards:​​

  • 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 Award: provides financial support for Latin American graduate students and early career plant pathologists in a variety of ways.​
  • JANE Award: The John and Ann Niederhauser Endowment (JANE) Award, 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 Award: is intended to support travel costs for early- to mid-career international APS scientists native to a​nd working in developing countries who otherwise would not be able to attend APS meetings. 

Other International Opportunities