Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Snodgrass Memorial Research Award
A call for nominations
Deadline: March 31, 2017
This award from the Systematics, Evolution & Biodiversity Section (SysEB) is named in honor of Dr. Robert E. Snodgrass, a leader in insect morphology. It recognizes outstanding research by a graduate student who hascompleted a research thesis or dissertation in arthropod morphology, systematics, taxonomy, or evolution. This award consists of a certificate and cash award. The recipient is presented with the award at the SysEB Section meeting of the ESA Annual Meeting.
Candidates must be ESA members and must have completed a graduate research thesis or dissertation in arthropod morphology, systematics, taxonomy, or evolution at a recognized college or university within two calendar years prior to the nomination submission deadline.
Click here to see a list of those who have previously received this award.
Nominations may be made by anyone, although self-nominations are encouraged. A nomination package consists of one pdf file (name the file with your full name in the format “last_name, first_name”), and must include:
- One-page letter of nomination that includes a narrative by the candidate describing eligibility credentials
- Curriculum Vitae
- Excerpts from the student's research thesis or dissertation, along with a scanned copy of the approval page signed by a college official or advisor
- Two confidential letters of recommendation (as a pdf file preferred) from faculty members who can comment critically on theaspects of creativity and innovation of the thesis or dissertation and itsoverall contribution and impact. These letters as a pdf file should be sent to the current President of the SysEB Section: Christopher Beatty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Submit a Nominee
All nomination packages and letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Christopher Beatty (email@example.com) by March 31, 2017.
Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 80 points:
1. Candidate (40 points total)
- Honors, awards, achievements and recognition (10)
- Recommendations of professors, advisors, etc. (10)
- Grantsmanship (10)
- Publications (10)
2. Criteria (40 points total)
- Creativity and innovation of thesis or dissertation (20)
- Contribution to morphology (20)