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​​​Apply for Foundation Funding

Several dozen funds from the APS Foundation’s portfolio provide financial support to APS members through the following awards and fellowships. These opportunities support students and student programs, the development of young scientists, the society's international activities, early career fellowships and workshops, and programs of special interest to the contributor.​

Award Fun​d Descriptions​


​The following awards accept applications from September​ 1​ to December 1​ of each year:

Review criteria for each award before submitting your application.

​Questions? Contact the APS Foundation Board

​For Any Career Level:

Books for the World Award

Helps scientists, educators, extension personnel, and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS PRESS.

Mathre Education Endowment Award

Provides support to plant pathology education and outreach programs.

For Undergraduate Students:​

Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Fellowship
Provides support to undergraduate research projects in plant pathology.

For Graduate Students:

Browning Plant Medicine and Health Travel Award
Supports travel of a student in a Doctor of Plant Medicine, Doctor of Plant Health, and similar programs to attend a professional society meeting in any of the plant health and plant protection disciplines.

French-Monar Latin American Award
Provides support for a Latin American plant pathologist to attend an annual meeting of APS, publish in journals, or pay for APS membership.

Student Educational Award
Provides support for student endeavors which further their education outside of the APS Annual Meeting.

Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship
Provides support to plant pathology graduate students for expenses related to their research, equipment, education, and skills development.​

The following awards accept applications from November 1 to April ​15​ of each year:

Review criteria for each award before submitting your application.

John and Ann Niederhauser Endowment Award (JANE)
Supports international cooperation on a project between a person/institution in the U.S. and a person/institution outside of the U.S.

OIP Global Experience Award
Helps APS plant pathologists working with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. For 2021, funds will be used for virtual workshops. 

Applications accepted​ from February 1 to March 15 of each year:

Review criteria for each award before submitting your application.​

Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Award​
The goal of the Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Award is to increase the number of practicing plant pathologists from underrepresented groups​, particularly those from historically black colleges and universities, 1890 land-grant institutions, Tribal colleges and universities (1994 land-grant institutions), and minority serving institutions.

I. E. Melhus Awards
Support graduate student participants selected to present their research at a symposium at the virtual APS Annual Meeting.

OPSR Plant ​Pathology Experiential Awards
In collaboration with the APS Foundation, the APS Office of Private Sector and Relations ​(OPSR) offers two experiential awards: individual (annually) and department​al (every two​ years).The purpose of this award is to support professional development, learn about career opportunities and/or gain technical expertise in support of current​ research endeavors.

Schroth Faces of the Future Awards
Support the "Faces of the Future" symposium at the APS Annual Meeting by acknowledging up-and-coming individuals in specific areas of plant pathology.

Applications accepted from March 4 to April 15, 2021

International Travel Award ​​​
Provides meeting registration support for early- to mid-career international APS members to participate at Plant Health 2021 Online or at an APS virtual 2021 workshop.​​

Named Student Travel Awards
Provides support ​for current APS Student member​s who submit an abstract and present ​at Plant Health 2021 Online.​

​The following awards are managed by committees outside of the APS Foundation:​