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​​​​APS ​International Travel Grant

​The APS Office of International Programs (OIP), in cooperation with the APS Foundation, provides the International Travel Grant to early- and mid-career APS members native to and working in developing countries. This travel grant is intended to support scientists holding post-graduate positions in their respective country that are confirmed to present and attend the APS annual meeting. 


  • Applicants are required to be current APS members with no more than 15 years of professional experience who currently hold a post-graduate position at an established institution located outside of the United States. (Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to apply. ) 
  • Preference will be given to scientists in low-income and lower-middle-income countries included on the AP​S Developing Economy list but other higher income developing economies​ may be considered on a need basis. ​
  • If selected, recipients of the travel​ grants are required to have be either an accepted oral or poster presenter and be registered for Plant Health 2024 by the presenter registration deadline of May 31, 2024. Those not registered by the deadline will have their abstract withdrawn from the program and will be disqualified from receiving a travel grant. 

Travel Grant Amount

  • $1,500 total for two travel grants at $750 USD each​​

Application Requirements​ - submission deadline March 15

Letter of Intent

A letter of intent, written by the applicant and no more than two pages, must demonstrate the applicant's involvement in national or international activities related to plant pathology, describe how attending the APS annual meeting will positively impact the applicants work, and describe the circumstances that make attending the meeting solely dependent on receiving this travel grant. Applicants with other significant support will not be considered. Applicants must also indicate how they will obtain a visa to visit the United States.


Include a copy of your abstract of original research pertaining to plant pathology that was submitted to Plant Health 2024. Applicants who do not submit an abstract to the APS annual meeting are not eligible for funding.

Curriculum Vitae​

A current version of the applicant's curriculum vitae, no longer than three pages, must be included in the application.


Travel grants are intended solely for costs associated with travel, lodging, and registration to attend the APS annual meeting. Applicants must supply a detailed travel budget, including other sources of funds. 

Letter of Support - submitted by letter writer

Applications must include a one-page letter of support written by an APS member addressing the applicant's scientific merit, accomplishments in plant pathology, and financial need. The letter writer should also be planning to attend the APS meeting and be willing to assist with hosting the applicant. Letters of support are submitted separately by the letter writer using the online form and are due March 15, 2024.

Letter of Support Form

Submit Your Application​

All of the above required materials (except for the Letter of Support), including a copy of your submitted abstract to Plant Health 2024 are to be saved into one PDF document and submitted by March 15th. 

Submit Application

Applications are reviewed by a representative from OIP and APS Foundation.​ 

About the International Travel Grant Fund

This fund, established in 2001 by the Office of International Programs​ (OIP), provides travel support to early- to mid-career APS members ​native to and working in developing countries that are confirmed to present at an APS annual meeting.​ This fund is intended to support scientists holding post-graduate positions in their respective country. 

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