National Association of Plant Breeders Diversity Travel Award

Application Deadline: August 6, 2021


Diversity Enhancement Travel Awards for the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB)

August 15-19, 2021, NAPB 2021 | Virtual Event


The purpose of this program is to attract and retain scientists from diverse backgrounds into the field of plant breeding. Diversity is essential for success in plant breeding and is a fundamental cornerstone of The National Association of Plant Breeders. This program provides support to undergraduate and graduate students from under-represented groups to learn about plant breeding, connect with plant breeders, and develop career contacts through attending and participating in the NAPB annual meeting.

Meeting funds to support participation by US underrepresented minority graduate and undergraduate students are available through a grant from USDA-NIFA. For the purpose of this funding, we define underrepresented minority as any ethnic group – African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native Hawaiian, or any other group – whose representation among food, agriculture, and natural resource science professionals is disproportionately less than their proportion in the general population as indicated in standard statistical references.

The National Association of Plant Breeders strengthens plant breeding to promote food security, quality of life, and a sustainable future. The NAPB works to help create a future in which 1) Strong public and private sectors work independently and together to deliver varieties and improved germplasm to society, 2) The value and importance of plant breeding to food security, quality of life, and a sustainable future are known and appreciated by the public, and 3) Plant breeding is viewed as dynamic, problem solving, and creative. The NAPB intends to become a recognized and valued advocate for plant breeding research and education, helping to guide and implement a cohesive national plant breeding agenda.


To submit your application, complete the Diversity Enhancement Travel Awards form and email completed form to You should receive a confirmation email within 3 business days. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to us at

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020

Notification of Acceptance

May 20, 2020