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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 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.
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Mathre Education Endowment Award
Provides support to plant pathology education and outreach programs.
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For Undergraduate Students:​

Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Fellowship 
Provides support to undergraduate research projects in plant pathology.
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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.
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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.
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Student Educational Award 
Provides support for student endeavors which further their education outside of the APS Annual Meeting.
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Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship

Provides support to plant pathology graduate students for expenses related to their research, equipment, education, and skills development.
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The following award accepts applications from November to January 31 of each year:

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.
APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED

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

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

International Travel Award 
Provides support for early- to mid-career international APS members to participate in an APS Annual Meeting.
APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED

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.
APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED

Helps APS plant pathologists working with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. 
APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED​​

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

Named Student Travel Awards
Provides support ​to APS Student member​s who submit an abstract attending for and plan to attend the APS Annual Meeting. 
APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED

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 c​urrent research endeavors. 
APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED
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The following awards are managed by committees outside of the APS Foundation:



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