STUDENT CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
The IPPS Eastern Region offers scholarships for qualifying students to cover registration costs for Annual Conferences, generally held in the fall. Students may apply for a scholarship to attend for 1,2,3 or all 4 days of the event.
The annual conference is a fantastic opportunity to network and build invaluable relationships with the best in the business from across the country. The four day conference consists of behind-the-scenes-tours to local nurseries and botanic gardens as well as an educational session of thought-provoking talks by industry experts and business professionals. A poster session, plant auctions and time to socialize round out the event.
A generous number of student scholarships are available. The estimated value of the scholarships varies from $75 to $500 depending on the length of attendance. This is not a cash award but a complimentary registration. Students are responsible for their own travel and overnight accommodations.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Candidate must be enrolled in a horticulture or other plant-related program of study and be an active student at the time of the conference.
- Candidate must fill out the application in its entirety, including a faculty reference.
- Candidate must be a Student Member of the IPPS Eastern Region. Student membership is free - click HERE to join. IPPS members receive a monthly electronic newsletter plus unlimited downloads from the Combined Proceedings of our worldwide annual conferences.
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RESEARCH GRANT INFORMATION
New Foundation Grant Program for Undergraduate Research – September 1 deadline
The International Plant Propagators’ Society-Eastern Region Foundation (IPPS-ERF) is proud to introduce a new research grant program to support undergraduate research in the areas of nursery production and/or plant propagation. Grants are for $2,000 to support research and student wages and the Foundation does not provide funds for overhead. In addition, there is an expectation that students will present their research at an annual IPPS-Eastern Region Conference in the form of a poster and provide a one-page manuscript for the IPPS-ER Proceedings. Additional travel grants and reduced Conference fees will be available to help support the presenting student. The deadline for submitting the proposal is September 1.
Proposals should be brief, but succinct and follow a typical proposal format that includes an introduction with research objectives, methods, and expected outcomes. Successful applicants will be notified by October 1. Proposal submissions or questions regarding research grants should be directed to the Foundation Research Committee Chair, Bob Geneve at IPPSERgrants@gmail.com .
IPPS Eastern Region has a long history of providing research support for projects important to the greenhouse and nursery industry. The Region supports research through its gifts to the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI). This nonprofit organization is devoted to the support and conduct of research necessary for the advancement of the nursery/landscape industry.
At present, the Eastern Region, North America has fulfilled eight funds with HRI named for individuals held in high esteem by the I.P.P.S. Eastern Region, North America for their service and dedication to this Society. For every $15,000 donated by the Eastern Region, North America to HRI, a fund is named in honor or memory of an esteemed member.
For every $15,000 donated by the Eastern Region, North America to HRI, a fund is named in honor or memory of an esteemed member. The honorees are:
|L.C. Chadwick||James Cross||William Flemer III|
|Alfred J. Fordham||David F. Hamilton||Peter Orum|
|Ralph Shugert Jr.||William Snyder||James Wells|
2019 IPPS Eastern Region Research Grants
Eastern Region IPPS funds ($3,000) will support the following Horticultural Research Institute projects in 2019:
- Interactions between spotted lanternfly and woody ornamentals that influence tree health and insect fitness.
Dr. K. Hoover, Pennsylvania State University
- Submist for propagation of nursery crops by stem cuttings.
Dr. B. Peterson, University of Maine
- Using hyperspectral technology to assess seed quality of horticultural crops.
Dr. M. Mesgaran, University of California – Davis
- Fundamental aspects of auxin foliar spray applications to woody plant cuttings.
Dr. R. Geneve, University of Kentucky
- Measurement of plant nitrogen status in floriculture and nursery production using smartphones.
Dr. K. Nemali, Purdue University