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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. 

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.

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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.

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

JANE Endowment
The JANE Endowment supports international research on potato late blight. This $100,000 fund also provides a cash prize to the recipient of the APS International Service Award. The JANE Endowment was established by Dr. John and Ann Niederhauser.

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 has been expanded to include support for students pursuing a variety of projects and experiences.

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

Plant Pathology Experiential Fund
(New in 2015!)
This award is to promote career and research development experiences outside of academia for graduate students, post-doctorates, and departments.

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.

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.

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" syposium at the annual meeting, acknowledging up and comers in a specific area of plant pathology research.


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

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