The APS Office of Private Sector Relations (OPSR), with support from APS Foundation, sponsors Plant Pathology Experiential scholarships to promote career and research development experience and opportunities with organizations classified within industry and/or government. This initiative was created in 2014 with seed funding from the Don and Judy Mathre Education Endowment and through the support of private sector companies.
- One grant totaling $1,000 will be given on an annual basis to an individual graduate student or post-doctorate for funding in support of a short-term experience with a government or private organization to subsidize travel to the host organization.
- An additional $4,000 for travel subsidy will be given every two years to departments for funding in support of an on-site visit to one or multiple non-academic organizations.
The purpose of this fund is to support professional development, learn about career opportunities and/or gain technical expertise in support of current research endeavors.