The Agronomic Science Foundation announces a Reqest for Proposals for the 2015-2016 ASF Sustainable Research Program. Submissions are due online by June 1. The following individuals were awarded a total of $180,000 in grants from the 2014-2015 ASF Sustainable Research Program:
Francisco J. Arriaga, Univ. of Wisconsin
Lynne A. Carpenter-Boggs, Washington State Univ.
Rachel L. Cook, Southern Illinois Univ.
Paul B. DeLaune, Texas Agrilife Research-Vernon
Kraig L. Roozeboom, Kansas State Univ.
Robert Scott, Univ. of Arkansas
To support the celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils and the many educational and outreach activities we have planned, SSSA is seeking sponsorships from our members and organizations. Learn more about the various ways to show your support for the International Year of Soils -- contact Ellen Bergfeld, 608-268-4979 or view the IYS Sponsorship Form (pdf)>>
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To learn more about these funds, view the ASF Fund Brochure (pdf).
The Gateway Fund will be used to foster innovative approaches to inspire young students and guide them to a career in agronomy, crop or soil sciences. The Gateway Fund provides funding to those who propose promising novel methods to identify, inspire, and recruit high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Up to $5,000 annually will be available per successful proposal with the option of renewal based on the success of the approach.
The Pathway Fund is designed to encourage young, energized scientists and professionals to travel widely and offer their scientific expertise in struggling areas around the world. The Pathway Fund is available to members of ASA, CSSA and/or SSSA early in their careers. When fully funded, up to $15,000 will be provided per successful proposal on a 6-month basis with the option of renewal. The award will be available to members with a history of active membership in ASA, CSSA and/or SSSA.
This program is available to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in agronomy, crop, and/or soil sciences. Students apply for a travel scholarship to the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings. Students are matched with Society members who serve as mentors for the scholars during the Annual Meetings and beyond, to support their educational efforts and career path in agronomy, crop, and/or soil sciences. The 2011 Annual Meetings marked the 5th Anniversary of the Golden Opportunity (GO) Scholars Institute.
Learn more about the Awards and Scholarships supported by the Agronomic Science Foundation, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA.
For the latest information on financials, awards and key volunteers please view the Annual Report.
To provide leadership and financial resources to further the role of the agronomic, crop, and soil sciences in global crop production, and to promote human welfare within a sustainable environment.