Awards & Honors
Each year the Entomological Society of America and the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation provide annual honors and awards to recognize scientists, educators, and students, who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology.
Below is a list of the current awards that are being offered. For additional information on how to nominate someone click on the award name. To see an overview list of the awards, view the Awards Eligibility Grid.
ESA's Branches also offer a variety of awards for Branch members. For more information on Branch awards, visit ESA's Awards Branches page and select your Branch.
Honorary membership may be conferred on regular members and emeritus members who are in good standing with the Society and have had significant involvement in the affairs of the Society that rise to an extraordinary level.
The presenter of the Founders' Memorial Award must be a current ESA member and have a record of accomplishment in entomology. The scientist who is honored in memoriam must have made major contributions that have had a significant impact on entomology.
The nominee must be a current ESA member, and must be able to demonstrate through their projects or accomplishments an ability to identify problems and develop creative, alternative solutions that significantly impact entomology.
Nominations come directly from the branch. The nominee must be a current ESA member, and must have demonstrated excellent performance through program creativity, impact, achievement, and delivery.
Nominations come directly from the branch. The nominee must be a current ESA member, teach at the community college or university level, and must have excelled through innovations in developing new courses, programs, and teaching methods.
Nominations come directly from the branch. A nominee must be an ESA member who has made outstanding contributions to IPM.
Fellows need not be members of ESA. Nominees must have made outstanding contributions in one of the listed focus areas of entomology. Nomination packages should focus on one nomination focus area and the nomination package should highlight contributions in the respective focus area.
The nominee (or at least one team member) must be a current ESA member, able to demonstrate through their statement how their efforts towards diversity and inclusion have engaged participation of all individuals who are interested in entomology regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, cultural background, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, professional status, geographic location, and all other characteristics that make our members unique.
The submitted project or program must engage public audiences with entomology-related scientific information (and have done so within the last three years). At least one individual on an award submission must be an active ESA member at the time of entry.
The nominee must be a current ESA member, and must be between two and ten years past the last degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) obtained working within the field of entomology (including postdoctoral positions).
A nominee must be an ESA member and postdoctoral scholar, working in insect control by attractants, repellents, biological controls, thermocontrols, or chemical controls.