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Gus Poesch Travel Grant Application

Application Guidelines

The Gus Poesch Research Fund was established in honor of a true innovator and stimulator of research, and an influential educator and respected businessman, Gus Poesch. It is due to Gus’ activity with young people that the G. H. “Gus” Poesch Research Fund was established at The Ohio State University. Approximately $40,000 is awarded annually for recruitment, research, teaching, graduate student travel grants, or floriculture projects at The Ohio State University.

AFE invites Faculty and Floricultural students at The Ohio State University to electronically submit research proposals and/or requests for Travel Grants to allow for student presentations of research papers or young floriculture faculty travel. Use this application form ONLY to request Travel Funding. A separate application form for research funding is available. The deadline is August 1 of each year.

The below objectives are in concert with Gus’ life-long assistance of young people in the field of floriculture. Projects meeting the objectives will be considered for funding.

Application Information and Review Timeline:

If funded, student agrees to:

About Gus Poesch

Gus Poesch was born in Lockwood, Mo., and moved with his parents to Monroe, Mich. When he was 10, he began working in the greenhouse of Otto Krbn. His college education began at Michigan State College (University), where he was a charter member of the Delta Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi, the national floriculture/landscape horticulture scholastic honorary fraternity, along with Alex
Laurie and Kenneth Post. After graduating in 1930, Gus and Alex Laurie went to The Ohio State University where he earned an M.S. degree and subsequently, was a faculty member. During his 11 years at Ohio State, Gus and Prof. Laurie established the photoperiodic (light/dark) responses of chrysanthemums so that this crop could be flowered year-round.

In 1941, Gus joined the Fred C. Gloeckner and Co., Inc. His accomplishments and recognitions during nearly a half-century with the Gloeckner organization are too numerous to list. It is sufficient to note that Gus was a member of the President’s Club at the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University and The Ohio State University. He was active for many years in Alpha Gamma
Rho, a national agriculture fraternity. He traveled throughout Asia, North America, Europe, and South America visiting floriculture establishments and was recognized by The Ohio State University and Michigan State University as a distinguished alumnus. Lastly, he served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Florists’ Association and was the first president of the Ohio State Floriculture/Landscape Horticulture Alumni Association. Although Gus maintained an enormously busy schedule, he always found time to encourage, support, and guide young people, whether they were interested in industry or education. The list of young people he influenced is endless.

Gus Poesch Travel Grant Application

Gus Poesch Travel Grant Application

Section A: Name & Information of FACULTY MEMBER Submitting Application

Name
Name
First
Last
mm/dd/yyyy
Address
Address
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
This travel request is for

Section B: Faculty or Student Travel Details

mm//dd/yyyy

*Student Information: (for Student Travel Only)

Name of Student
Name of Student
First
Last

Section C: Payment

Please provide contact information and the complete address of where payment should be mailed should your travel grant request be approved.
Name
Name
First
Last
Address
Address
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Faculty Name
Faculty Name
First
Last
initial
*Student Name
*Student Name
First
Last
initial

Secure Document Upload

Please use the embedded form below to upload your documents. Note: You will have to press submit to upload your documents (purple button), then press submit again to submit your complete application.

NOTE: 
You will have to press submit twice to submit your entire application – submit any documents by pressing the purple submit button, and submit complete application by pressing the blue submit button. If you have any issues, please reach out to cmusgrove@afeendowment.org.