Steven C. Nelson Early Career Development Awards
Applicants must be current APS members engaged in graduate study or post doctoral research in plant pathology at the time of application, and during the time of the proposed activity.
Funds must be used within 12 months of the award.
Awards are made directly to the recipient’s home department for the sole purpose of paying expenses for the activity outlined in the application. Any unused funds must be returned to APS Foundation at the end of the above 12-month period.
Preference will be given to applications wherein the host letter describes support or in-kind services that are at least equal to the amount of the award.
Awardees are expected to submit a brief (250 word) article to Phytopathology News sharing their experiences with this award.
This award may only be received once.
Applications are accepted yearly for activities to take place within 12 months of each application date.
The following required materials must be included in one PDF document and submitted through the online Award Application Form on or before the submission deadline.
Letters of recommendation/support are to submitted separately by the letter writer using the Letter of Recommendation Form.
Steven C. Nelson was the Executive Vice President of APS from 1991 to 2013. During that time, he tirelessly advocated for opportunities that enhanced professional experiences as early as possible in the development of careers in Plant Pathology. In 2009, APS Council and APS Foundation created the Steven Nelson Early Career Development Award, and began matching donations to an endowment. Through the extraordinary generosity of generations of donors, this fund now supports this award.
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