Numerous 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 Fund Descriptions
Review award details and eligibility requirements for each fund prior to submitting your application.
- Steven C. Nelson Early Career Development Award
Awards are made in support of activities that enhance the educational and professional development of MS and PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in Plant Pathology.
- 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 departmental (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.
- OIP Global Experience Award
In collaboration with the APS Foundation, the APS Office of International Program (OIP) Global Experience Award helps APS plant pathologists working with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts.
Invited Symposia Awards at the APS Annual Meeting
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications for the 2023 awards are due March 30
- I. E. Melhus Awards
Supports APS graduate student participants selected to present their research at the I.E. Melhus symposium at the APS Annual Meeting.
- 2023 theme: Systems-based
approaches, tools, and tactics to combat mycotoxins for a sustainable and safe
- Schroth Faces of the Future Awards
Supports the Faces of the Future symposium at the APS Annual Meeting by acknowledging up-and-coming early career APS scientists in specific areas of plant pathology.
- 2023 theme: Host Resistance and Host/Pathogen Interaction
Research, Education, and Mentoring Awards
- Books for the World Award
Helps scientists, educators, extension personnel, and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS PRESS.
- Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Fellowship
Provides support to undergraduate research projects in plant pathology.
- Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Award
Goal 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.
- Mathre Education Endowment Award
Provides support to plant pathology education and outreach programs.
- Mathre 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 are managed by committees outside of the APS Foundation:
Contact the APS Foundation Board.