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​2021 APS Foundation Awardees

​Congratulations to the following APS members who received awards from the APS Foundation in 2021.

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

Andrea Alejandra Arrua
Universidad Nacional de Asunción

​​​Wadzani Dauda Palnam
Federal University Gashua

​​Faheem Uddin Rajer
Sindh Agriculture University

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


E​dilaine Mauricia Gelinski Grabicoski
Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Features graduate student research around a central theme which changes annually. 2021 theme is Microbial life on a leaf: Building foundation for sustainable agriculture.​
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu
The Pennsylvania State University​
Prabha Liyanapathiranage
Auburn University
Carrie Fearer
The Ohio State University
Rishi Ram Bhandari
Auburn University

Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring Award
The award enables mentors to enhance the academic and professional experiences of mentees and 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. 

Corri​ Hamilton
University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD candidate)
​Will mentor students from the Vincent High​ School of Agricultural Sciences in a project to screen plant pathogenic bacteria for antimicrobial compounds.

Tiffany Lowe-Power
University of California-Davis (assistant professor)
Will mentor students from Fort Valley State University and from Tuskegee University in a remote-learning bioinformatics project to identify effectors in Ralstonia solanacearum. 

Additionally, both awardees will provide career guidance and networking opportunities to their mentees. 

Provides support to plant pathology graduate students for expenses related to their research, equipment, education, and skills development.

Li Wang
University of Georgia​

Schroth Faces of the Future Awards 

Supports up and coming individuals in specific areas of plant pathology for the "Faces of the Future" symposium held at Plant Health 2021 Online​. The 2021 discipline focus is Nematology. 

Kaitlyn Bissonnette
University of Missouri

Deepak Haarith
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sebastian Eves-van den Akker
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Kanan Saikai
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Lei Zhang
Purdue University


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Foundation Award Previous Recipients

Since 1996, the APS Foundation has funded over 2.5 million dollars in awards and more than 1,000 awards. 

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