The Miklos Faust International Travel Award for Young Pomologists is soliciting applications for financial assistance to attend the International Horticultural Congress in Angers, France, on 14–20 August 2022. Established by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), the Award provides financial assistance to scientists involved in fruit science research to attend the quadrennial International Horticultural Congress (IHC) and the ASHS Annual Conference in years midway between the IHCs.
Preference is given to young scientists (under 40 years old) who have completed (or are actively pursuing) their doctoral degree. Preference is also given to scientists who will travel internationally following receipt of this Award. The amount of, and number of, awards for 2022 will be determined by the Faust Award Board of Directors depending on available funds.
Applications will be received until 15 March 2022 and the applicants will be notified by 15 April 2022. Applications will be judged by a panel of three senior scientists selected from the Faust Award Board of Directors.
This Award honors Dr. Miklos Faust's significant contributions to the science and practice of fruit crops horticulture and is intended to foster scientific exchange and collaboration within the world community of fruit crops researchers. Miklos Faust received a PhD degree in Pomology from Cornell University. He devoted his professional career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service to studies on fruit tree physiology that resulted in significant and lasting contributions to modern fruit science. A native Hungarian and a distinguished scholar, Miklos was keenly aware of the importance of international science exchange and cooperation for the advancement of modern fruit production, protection and genetic improvement.