Status: 2018 application process is now CLOSED.Deadline: Applications must be submitted, per instructions below by December 1, 2018. Award Amount: Up to $1500 Notification: Applicants will be notified by the end of February 2019 of the award results.
As agriculture worldwide is affected by globalization, it becomes increasingly important to foster and sustain plant pathological research and extension on a global scale. It is therefore important that today’s plant pathologists find opportunities to establish collaborations and share intellectual resources.
That is why the Office of International Programs launched the "OIP Global Experience," a program aimed at helping APS plant pathologists work with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. Funds garnered by the OIP will be used to support graduate students, post-doctoral associates, faculty, and staff in conducting short courses, workshops or training programs in collaboration with a host country cooperating institution. Development of outreach and extension materials as well as demonstration of diagnostic tools will also be supported by this program. Up to $1500 will be available initially to successful applicants to support travel and training material costs. Funds to be used within 12 months of notification of being a recipient of award. Depending on the level of interest and available funding, funded amounts may increase in the future.
The APS Office of International Programs (OIP) is requesting proposals for the “OIP Global Experience, a program aimed at helping APS plant pathologists work with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. As agriculture worldwide is affected by globalization, it becomes increasingly important to foster and sustain plant pathological research and extension on a global scale.
The program is open to all APS members to conduct short courses, workshops, or training programs in collaboration with a cooperating institution in a developing country. Teams of a senior and junior plant pathologist are encouraged. Development of training/extension materials for the workshop will also be supported by this program. Up to $1500 will be available to successful applicants to support travel and training material costs. Host institutions are expected to provide in‐kind contributions or matching funds. Proposals are requested for programs to be administered in 2018. The proposals (maximum of 3 pages for items 1‐5; see below) should be received on or before December 1, 2018. The proposals should be written in a 12-pt font and must address the following aspects:
In addition, the proposal must include the following:
An combined electronic version of the proposal (merge all documents into a single Word or PDF file) should be sent to Ronald French-Monar (Ronald.D.French@aphis.usda.gov) and identified as “OIP Global Experience Proposal” in the subject heading. A final report must be submitted to the OIP Committee within three months following the conclusion of the program/course. If you have further questions, contact:
Ronald D. French-MonarUSDA APHIS PPQ FO PGQP9901 Powder Mill Rd, Bldg 580 BARC-EastBeltsville, MD 20705USA
Please note: The APS Office of International Programs charges no fees to manage its awards, and therefore requests that all awards are accepted with the understanding that overhead charges by awardee institutions will not be assessed.