J.E. Vanderplank Award

This award is for an outstanding “young” plant pathologist based on evaluation of his/her research. Nominees must have received their doctoral (PhD) degree within a ten (10) year period immediately preceding January 1st of the year in which the award is bestowed. 


A nominee must:

  • Be a member of the SASPP society for at least five years.
  • Have published original research of high quality, as judged by normal international standards.
  • Guidelines include ISI metrics such as the H-index.
  • Nominations should come from senior members of the SASPP society.
  • The award consists of a plaque and is presented at the biennial conference.

Required with application:

  • An up to date curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  • Reprints and/or link of the candidate’s most significant papers.
  • A letter from the nominator that clearly outlines the nominee’s merits.
  • Any relevant supporting documentation.
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