Premier and Professional Awards
Each year the Entomological Society of America offers a variety of professional awards. All premier and professional awards are listed here, along with a brief description of the eligibility for each award. For full details on each award, visit the award page directly.
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.
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 presenter of the memorial lecture 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.
Nominations come directly from the branch. A nominee must be an ESA member who has made outstanding contributions to IPM.
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.
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 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.
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.