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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Early Career Award
This award recognizes a student transition or early professional who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of entomology.  
Early Career Award
This award is given to a student transition or early professional who excels in entomological extension.  
Early Career Award
This award is given to a student transition or early professional who excels in entomological education.  
Student Award

These six awards are given to one graduate student from each ESA Branch to promote interest in entomology at the graduate level and to stimulate interest in attending the ESA Annual Meeting. Students members are eligible to compete for this award in one Branch only. Each award consists of an all-expenses-paid trip to the meeting, a $100 cash prize, and a certificate. Expenses paid include reimbursed airfare, free hotel arrangements, free meeting registration, and a per diem allowance.

Student Award
Sponsored by Bayer Crop Science, this award will be presented annually to recognize a student for outstanding contributions to the Society, his/her academic department, and the community, while still achieving academic excellence.
Student Award
This ESA award recognizes Dr. Larry Larson's role as a leader and pioneer in insect management and carries that legacy to the next generation of leaders in applied entomology.
Student Award
This award encourages graduate students working with insects or other arthropods in the broad areas of physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to affiliate with ESA's Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Section and to attend the ESA Annual Meeting. 
Student Award
This grant honors four students currently enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI), to promote interest in entomology and to stimulate interest in attending the ESA Annual Meeting.
Student Award

Awards will be granted to five master’s students and five doctoral students from each ESA Section (two from P-IE) to showcase their research in the Rising Stars of Entomology Award Symposium (RSEAS) at the ESA Annual Meeting. This award is intended for graduate students who are near the end of their programs. Students will have the opportunity to expand upon their research beyond the restrictive 10-minutes of the student competitions and gain valuable experience for future career presentations.

Certification Corporation Award
New this year - the nomination process allows and requires single documents to be uploaded individually.

The purpose of this award is to encourage, recognize, and reward outstanding contributions to the ESA Certification Program and the professionalism of entomology. The award consists of a $500 cash prize and an inscribed plaque. The plaque is presented to the awardee at the ESA Annual Meeting.

Certification Corporation Award
Sponsored by PestWest Environmental Science, this award is presented annually to recognize and encourage outstanding entomology graduate students with interest in the mission of the ESA certification program, and to promote the understanding and importance of the program.