The British Society for Plant Pathology wishes to promote an understanding and awareness of the importance of Plant Pathology to a wider audience than its membership. To that end it has established a fund for the Promotion of Plant Pathology. Applications for grants of up to a maximum of £2000 will be considered for projects that have as their aim the stimulation of interest in, and knowledge and awareness of, Plant Pathology to people who do not normally come into contact with the subject. 

The projects can be parts of larger efforts for the promotion of the public understanding of science but should specifically address the role, function and activities of Plant Pathology. It is anticipated that central to any proposal will be the generation of resources/posters/displays and it is hoped that, where possible and appropriate, such resources should be made available to other members of the BSPP for similar promotional purposes. Application to the Fund is open to all members of the BSPP and should be made on the form from the download links below. Routes to implementation and the context in which the resources will be used should be made clear. Links with other professionals and organisations are encouraged and details of these links should be included in the application. 

Decisions on applications will be made by the BSPP Board which meets four times a year, and applications to be considered should be received at least two weeks before each meeting. A report to the Board and an article for the Newsletter on the activities funded is a condition of awarding a grant.

  • Conditions of award:

    1. It is a requirement that a report is submitted within two months of the event.
    2. Acknowledgement and Copyright:
      • Written materials produced and published through the award are the copyright of the applicant’s institution. BSPP retains the right to use written materials produced through the award on the understanding that BSPP will notify applicants of intended use.
      • The award from BSPP must be acknowledged in all promotional activities.
    3. DISCLAIMER: The BSPP provides no warranties about the conduct or outcome of the event. The applicant in receipt of funds under this scheme is obliged to report the occurrence of any cancellation or postponement of the event or failure of the funded activities to take place. If the event is cancelled, the BSPP may seek to recover the total cost of the award
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