Plant Pathology Funds

Student Support

Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship for International Agriculture

This fellowship supports outstanding graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology who, in line with Dr. Norman Borlaug's wishes, are conducting their research on an important problem of cereal crops in a developing country.

M. F. Kernkamp Endowment Fund

This fund supports fellowships for graduate students who are outstanding in scholarship, research, and all aspects of graduate study, including participation in departmental activities.

Fred I. Frosheiser Endowment Fund

This fund provides scholarships to graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology. Recipients are to be determined by the Department Head. 

Dr. Yue Jin Fund for International Graduate Students in Plant Pathology

This fund supports plant pathology graduate students coming from international backgrounds.

Elwin L. Stewart Graduate Student Travel Fund

This fund supports graduate students enrolled in the Plant Pathology Graduate Program in the Department of Plant Pathology. Graduate students presenting the results of their research at national and international professional meetings will use earnings from the endowment to support travel expenses incurred.

Harold H. & Iva Flor Endowment Fund

This fund supports graduate student scholarships or assistantships in the Department of Plant Pathology. Click here for ways to give to this fund. 

Carl & Johanna Eide Endowment

This endowment supports graduate students enrolled in the Department of Plant Pathology.

John Dueck Plant Pathology Fellowship

This fellowship was established in honor of John Dueck to recognize full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Plant Pathology.

E. C. Stakman Plant Pathology Graduate Student Fellowship

This fellowship supports graduate students within the Department of Plant Pathology.

Vaala-Henry Endowment

This endowment supports the Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship in International Agriculture and the Stakman-Borlaug Center (SBC) for Sustainable Plant Health.

Research Support 

Turfgrass and Landscape Plants Research Support

This fund supports research (basic and/or applied) in the investigation of rapid diagnostic techniques and sustainable disease management solutions for turfgrass and landscape plants in Minnesota.

Virology Research Support

This fund supports research (basic and/or applied) in the area of virology, i.e. hosta viruses, etc., currently conducted by Professor Ben Lockhart.

Corn and Soybean Pathology Research and Extension Program Support 

This fund supports research (basic and/or applied) in the areas of soybeans, corn and other row crops, currently conducted by Professor Dean Malvick.

Forest Pathology Research Support

This fund supports research (basic and/or applied) in forest pathology, wood microbiology, forest mycology and the conservation of historic and archaeological woods, currently under the direction of Professor Robert Blanchette.

Cereal Disease Research Support

This fund supports cereal disease research (basic and/or applied), currently conducted by Professor Brian Steffenson.

Facilities Support

Plant Disease Diagnostics

This fund supports the Plant Disease Clinic and the research and salaries of non-tenure track scientists focusing on plant disease diagnosis.

Plant Pathology Library Fund

This fund supports the Department of Plant Pathology library, including but not limited to salary support, along with the purchase and maintenance of equipment, reference books, and special collections.

Other Support

Plant Pathology Service Fund

This fund supports the Department of Plant Pathology, including research, education, extension, and outreach work focused on plant health and the biology of plant-microbe interactions.

Oat Global Fund

This fund supports The Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health (SBC) in organizing, launching, and managing Oat Global and the subsequent research initiatives that develop. Gift funds may be used for direct expenses including but not limited to SBC staff salary and fringe, associated supplies, associated travel, communications, planning and execution of meetings of relevant researchers, industry representatives, etc., and related programmatic expenses.

Plant Science Outreach Fund

The Plant Science Outreach Fund supports research-based public outreach programming and education in the area of environmental and agricultural sustainability.

Plant Pathology Flower Fund

This fund supports the purchase of plants and flowers for members of the Department of Plant Pathology when there has been an illness or death in the family.

Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health

This fund aims to help abolish hunger by supporting the Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health.

Stakman Annual Softball Fund

This fund supports the E.C. Stakman Annual Softball Game. Click here for ways to give to this fund. 

J. J. Christensen Memorial Fund

This fund supports projects in the Department of Plant Pathology at the discretion of the Department Head.

PUF-Lieberman-Okinow Disease Resistance

This fund supports the chairs, professors, and lecture activities within the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Matthew B. Moore Memorial in Plant Pathology

This fund supports teaching programs for the Department of Plant Pathology.

Urban Tree Health Fund

The goal is to endow a chair in the Department of Plant Pathology for urban tree health. Eventually, the fund will be endowed and earnings will support a faculty position.