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Description

The American Society for Horticultural Science and the International Society for Horticultural Science has established the Miklos Faust International Travel Award for Young Pomologists.

This Award honors Dr. Miklos Faust's significant contributions to the science and practice of fruit crops horticulture and to foster science exchange and collaboration within the world community of fruit crops researchers.

Miklos Faust received a PhD in Pomology from Cornell University. He devoted his professional career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to research in fruit tree physiology that resulted in significant and lasting contributions to modern fruit science. A native Hungarian and a distinguished scholar, Dr. Faust was keenly aware of the importance of international science exchange and cooperation for the advancement of modern fruit production, protection and genetic improvement.

The Award was made possible because of a $30,000 gift from Maria A. Faust and subsequent individual gifts from members of ASHS, ISHS, Mrs. Faust, and corporate donors. This fund will be perpetually invested and the income from these investments will be used to fund this Award.

The Award will be in the form of financial support to a young (less than 40-year-old) scientist who is actively involved in fruit science research, and holds or is pursuing a doctoral degree, to travel to attend the quadrennial International Horticultural Congress (IHC) to present his/her original research to an international audience. An award will be made for travel to the Annual Conference of the ASHS occurring midway between each Congress. The intention is that each award will be large enough to cover most of the expenses related to attending the above-mentioned Congress or Conference. It is also intended that the fund will be managed in such a way that the Award can be presented biennially for an indefinite period of time.

ASHS will manage this fund on behalf of a Faust Award Board of Directors. Each of the seven directors is appointed by the President of the American Society for Horticultural Science in consultation with the President of the International Society for Horticultural Science. Each Director must be a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science and the International Society for Horticultural Science.

Scientists, growers, corporations, other organizations, and individuals interested in horticulture worldwide are encouraged to consider donating to Miklos Faust Award.

Your donations will promote international cooperation in fruit crops research and education and will foster ties and better understanding within the world scientific community.

Donations (in U.S. funds) can be made by sending to:

Miklos Faust Award
c/o ASHS, 1018 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Contributions from U.S. residents are tax deductible.

Requirements

The Miklos Faust International Travel Award for Young Pomologists will be awarded in even numbered years to support travel to the quadrennial International Horticultural Congress (2014, 2018, etc.).

The purpose of the Award is to promote international cooperation in fruit crops research and education. This will be achieved by supporting the travel and international conference attendance of early to mid-career scientists who have completed or are actively pursuing their doctoral degree. They should be judged to be strong ambassadors for international cooperation.

The award is intended to: (a) contribute to the training of young scientist; (b) promote dissemination of knowledge; (c) foster ties and better understanding within the world scientific community; and (d) promote interest and research collaboration in fruit research and production and related sciences world wide.

To the extent possible, Faust Award winners will use this travel opportunity to visit universities or research centers in the country where the Congress or Conference is held.

Applications must convey evidence of high originality and strong commitment to research in fruit science. Applications will be judged by a panel of three senior scientists selected from the Faust Award Board of Directors.

The Miklos Faust International Travel Award for Young Pomologists will be awarded in even numbered years to support travel to the quadrennial International Horticultural Congress (2014, 2018, etc.).


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