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​Award Fund Descriptions


APS Foundation Endowment

This is the APS Foundation's general fund and is designed to support those programs that fall outside the scope of the more specific funds listed below. 

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NEW! Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Fund

Established in 2020, the objective of this experiential award​ is to support APS members' efforts at mentoring, with an emp​hasis on mentoring within underrepresented groups. ​

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Books for the World Fund ​
This award is to help scientists, educators, extension personnel and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS Press and to promote international distribution of APS Press books, CDs and other resources.

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J. Artie and Arra Browning Plant Medicine and Health Travel Fund
This fund provides graduate students majoring in the Doctor of Plant Medicine, Doctor of Plant Health, and similar programs assistance to attend and participate in a professional meeting or conference appropriate to their interests. 

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Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Fellowship Fund
This fund supports undergraduate research projects in plant pathology. 

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French-Monar Latin American Fund
This fund was established by Edward R. French and Delia Monar French. Earnings from this endowment will provide support for Latin American plant pathologists to attend meetings, publish in journals, acquire publications, and join professional societies. 

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International Travel Fund
This fund, established with the APS Office of International Programs (OIP), supports travel costs for early- to mid-career international APS members to participate in an APS Annual Meeting. 

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Lucy Hastings de Gutiérrez Fund
This fund provides a cash prize for the APS Excellence in Teaching Award.

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I. E. Melhus Fund
This fund supports a student speaker or student symposium at the APS Annual Meeting. 

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JANE Endowment
The JANE Endowment was established by Dr. John and Ann Niederhauser. This endowment supports international research for both the JANE Award offered by OIP as well as providing an award honorarium to the recipient of the APS Excellence in International Service Award

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Mathre Education Endowment
This fund, established by Don and Judy Mathre, supports plant pathology education programs such as the APSnet Education Center. ​In 2014, it was expanded to include support for students pursuing a variety of projects and experiences.​

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Noel T. Keen Fund
This fund provides a cash prize for the Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology.

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Plant Pathology Experiential Fund (OPSR)
This award is to promote career and research development experience and opportunities with organizations classified within industry and/or government. Purpose is ​to support professoinal development, learn about career opportunities and/or gain technical expertise in support of current research endeavors. 

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APS Public Policy Endowment ​
This endowment supports the unique opportunity initiated by the APS Public Policy Board (PPB​) for an APS member to spend several months working at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) each year. 

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Steven C. Nelson Early Career Professional Development Award 
​This award will provide support for early 
career plant pathologists in broadening their 
professional development through experiential 
learning and leadership opportunities.

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Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship Endowment
This fund was established by Raymond J. Tarleton to support graduate students in plant ​pathology research and to encourage students to further their careers in plant pathology.

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Schroth Faces of the Future Fund
This fund was established by Milt and Nancy Schroth. Earnings from this endowment support the annual "Faces of the Future" symposium at the APS Annual M​eeting, acknowledging up and comers in a specific area of plant pathology research.

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Named Student Travel Funds

The i​nterest from these funds helps underwrite the cost of APS Annual Meeting attendance for students. The Graduate Student Committee assists the Foundation in developing application standards and in awardee selection. 

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Named​ Student Travel Awards are given in honor of:​

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