International Branch Graduate Student Award

An award of US$250 will be provided in recognition to a graduate student member of the International Branch (IB) of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for their course work and research culminating in scholarship.

Previous winners:
Click here to view a list of those who have previously received this award.

Eligibility:
Candidates must be enrolled in graduate school and currently be researching an entomological problem at a recognized institution. Students may apply to only one of the International Branch
Student Awards during a given year.

Nominations:
Any active graduate student member of the IB may apply (unless they have applied for another IB student award in the same year). Candidates will submit the following nomination materials:

  1. Description of research (max. 1 page) including details of originality and difficulty of research. If they exist, details of proficiency in fields other than Entomology should also be provided.
  2. Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages) which should include:
    • Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) (if provided by institution) or a similar measure of academic assessment for both undergraduate and graduate course work.
    • List of oral and/or poster presentations. Please provide complete citations.
    • List of publications (refereed or non-refereed). Please provide complete citations.
    • Teaching experience (academic, outreach or extension)
    • Awards, honors and scholarships
    • Committee participation and membership of professional societies.
  3. Transcripts of all college course work as confirmation of G. P. A. or a similar measure of academic assessment (scanned transcripts are acceptable).
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty members of his/her institution.
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation from his/her peers (note: use current or recent graduate students who can evaluate the candidate's academic, research, and professional accomplishments)
    • Note: Please request e-mail delivery of all letters, either scanned signed document [PDF] or an unsigned Word document that uses the sender's e-mail will suffice as a confirmation of authenticity of the letter.
  6. A photograph of the nominee (digital image file but less than <1MB in size). 

Weighting of final scores:
Final scores will be weighted relative to the opportunity of each candidate.

Implementation:
The winner of the award is encouraged to submit a virtual poster for the annual meeting, this year in Denver, Colorado, November 5-8 2017, The fee for submitting the virtual poster will be
reimbursed by ESA. In addition, the name and a short biography of the winning candidate will be displayed on the website of the International Branch of Entomological Society of America.

Nominations must be received by 1 July 2017. Application materials must be submitted in electronic format. Paper nominations will not be
accepted. Send all materials to the Chair of the International Branch Awards Committee, Robin Gunning.

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