Eastern Branch Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension

The Eastern Branch Screening Committee for Entomological Society of America Awards accepts nominations from Branch members of entomologists to be honored for National-level awards for outstanding contributions in the areas of entomology teaching and extension.

The top nominee for this award is recognized at the Eastern Branch meeting; nomination packages are then forwarded to the National office to be considered for the Society–level awards given at the Entomological Society of America’s Annual Meeting.  

Eligibility:
The nominee must be a current ESA member of the Eastern Branch, and must have demonstrated excellent performance through program creativity, impact, achievement, and delivery. NOTE:  Members can only submit in one Branch each year.


Nomination Requirements:
CV- Nominators must provide a CV which includes the below sections.  For a full listing of what should be included in each of the sections see (http://www.entsoc.org/awards/cv_template).

  • Section 1 - Background Information
  • Section 4 - Extension/ Outreach
  • Section 5 - Service

Other Items -Letter of nomination that provides a brief explanation of how the individual excelled in performing his/her duties, including innovations in training, programs, and methods

Up to three letters of endorsement from professional colleagues and clientele.

Evaluation Criteria: 
Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 100 points:

Professional Background (60 points total)

  • Leadership and participation in professional activities (10)
  • Honors, awards, achievements, and recognition (7)
  • Special assignments and committee activities (10)
  • Service outside of extension, including community activities (7)
  • Grantsmanship (8)
  • Recommendation of colleagues, peer groups, etc. (8)
  • Publications (10)

Program Management (40 points total)

  • Creativity and innovation of program's concept (8)
  • Development, educational strategy (8)
  • Implementation, including publications (8)
  • Diversity of program's delivery (8)
  • Evidence of program's impact (8)

Deadline:
Nomination packages must be received by the ESA Awards Administrator via the Eastern Branch Nomination Website by Sunday December 10, 2017 at 12:00 Midnight. This deadline refers to receipt by the Awards Administrator of a complete package in a readable format.


Re-nomination:
Any candidate nominated, but not selected, may be re-nominated no more than two times within the two-year period after his/her initial submission. Nomination packages will be retained for two years by the awards administrator. Nominators must send a letter of re-nomination to the awards administrator by the nomination deadline above. Previously submitted documentation will be used for the evaluation process unless the nominator submits new or updated documents. The re-nomination e-mail must contain this additional documentation. New or updated documents must follow the electronic submission requirements noted above. Each Branch is limited to one nomination per year.

Timeline of Notification:
The eastern branch committee chair will notify all candidates and their nominators with the results of their nomination approximately two months after the nomination submission deadline.

Questions:
For questions regarding the award or nomination process please email John Losey

Submit a nomination:
Visit the Eastern Branch Nomination Website to submit a nomination.

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