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​​Recipients of APS Foundation Funding​

​Additional names will be added throughout the year once finalized. These funding opportunities for APS members are made possible through generous donations from our members. 

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FY2024 Foundation Recipients​

Books for the World

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

Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Scholarship

This fund supports undergraduate research projects in plant pathology.​​

Global Experience Program​

This fund provides support to APS members working with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. ​

John & Ann Niederhauser Endowment​

Supports international cooperation between a person or institution in the U.S> and a person or institution outside the U.S.

Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring

Provides mentored experiences in plant pathology for students and postdocs from underrepresented minority groups, with the ultimate goal in increasing diversity in APS and the plant health community at large.

Mathre Endowment for Education

Provides support to plant pathology education and outreach programs.

Plant Pathology Experiential Fellowship

Provides support of a short-term experience with a government or private organization to subsidize travel to the host organization.

Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship

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

Steven C. Nelson Early Career Development Fellowship​
Fellowship provides support of activities that enhance the educational and professional development of APS members how are either MS and PhD students and postdoctoral scholars ​in plant pathology.​​


Ashley C. Nelson​
Graduate Student Researcher
North Dakota State University
Friesen Lab, Plant Pathology Dept.


​Student Travel Grants to Plant Health 2024

The Indian P​hytopathology​ Society Student Travel Grant

​This fund encourages plant pathology students residing in India, who are members of The Indian Phytopathology Society, to attend the APS Annual Meeting or other APS sanctioned meeting if deemed appropriate by IPS and APS Foundation Board.​

Student Travel Grants 
Travel grants that support APS student members to present and attend at an APS annual meeting.  

Plant Health 2024 Symposia for APS Student and Early Career Members

I.E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium

This fund supports a student speaker or student symposium at the APS Annual Meeting.

Earnings from this endowment support the annual "Faces of the Future" symposium at the APS Annual Meeting, acknowledging APS Early Career members to present in a specific area of plant pathology research.​