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.

2022 Awards Deadlines
  • Honorary Member Awards Monday April 18, 2022 
  • Founders' Memorial Award - Monday April 18, 2022 
  • Fellows - Monday April 18, 2022 
    Please note that there are some changes this year to the awards nomination process.  Be sure to review the Fellows page for updated information.
  • Professional Awards, Early Career Awards, and Student Awards - Wednesday June 1, 2022
  • Certification Corporation Awards - Wednesday June 1, 2022

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Professional Award
Honorary Membership recognizes extraordinary service by ESA members who have had significant involvement in the affairs of the Society for at least 20 years. 
Professional Award
The Founders’ Memorial Award honors two people at once, giving an entomologist with outstanding credentials the opportunity to present a keynote lecture at the ESA Annual Meeting to showcase the posthumous legacy of a scientist whose work made a significant impact in entomology.
Professional Award
This award recognizes creative entomologist who have demonstrated the ability to find alternative solutions to problems that significantly impact entomology. View previous winners.
Professional Award
The purpose of this award is to honor the role of entomological education as a basis for the entire discipline by recognizing an ESA member who is deems to the most outstanding educator of the year.
Professional Award
The purpose of this award is to honor the role of entomological education as a basis for the entire discipline by recognizing an ESA member who is deems to the most outstanding educator of the year.
Professional Award
This award, sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection, shall be made on the basis of outstanding contributions that relate directly to Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Professional Award
Fellows of ESA are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to entomology— via research, teaching, extension, administration, military service, and public engagement and science policy —and whose career accomplishments serve to inspire all entomologists.
Professional Award
This award honors a member or member’s team for creating and promoting a diverse and welcoming environment for entomologists in their university, place of employment, or community.
Early Career Award
This award honors young professionals working within the field of entomology who have demonstrated innovation through contributions within any area of specialization (research, teaching, extension, product development, public service, etc.).
Early Career Award
This grant provides research funds to postdoctoral ESA members who have at least one year of promising work experience, are undertaking research in selected areas of insect control, and have demonstrated a high level of scholarship.
Early Career Award
This award honors a student transition or early professional working within the field of entomology who has demonstrated excellence, leadership, and creativity in outreach and public engagement.