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 Professional Awards, and Student Awards - Wednesday June 1, 2022
  • Certification Corporation Awards - Wednesday June 1, 2022


Certification Corporation Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize superior contributions of an ACE in the field of structural pest management.
Section Award
This award recognizes entomologists who are making significant contributions to agriculture.
Section Award
This award recognizes and encourages innovative research in the areas of insect physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology in the broad sense.
Section Award
This MUVE Award recognizes and encourages outstanding research, teaching, outreach/extension and service contributions in the fields of medical, urban, and veterinary entomology.
Section Award
This award acknowledges significant and outstanding work in the fields of insect systematics, morphology, or evolution. "Insect" is defined here to include insect allies.
Section Award
This award is provided to a doctoral student who is currently conducting research which demonstrates innovative and realistic approaches to urban entomology.
Section Award
This travel award provides funding for student fieldwork and/or research travel to other institutions to enhance research projects.
Section Award
Presented by P-IE and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, the Integrated Pest Management Team Award recognizes the successful efforts of a collaborative team approach to pest control.
Section Award
This award recognizes innovative research by a graduate student in entomology or plant breeding/genetics.
Section Award

The P-IE Lifetime Achievement in Entomology Award, formerly known as P-IE Legends of Entomology Award, recognizes the career of an entomologist who has greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of entomology, and has been an inspiration to others. The award, consisting of an inscribed plaque, is presented at the Monday afternoon P-IE Networking Session during the ESA Annual Meeting. Recipients are expected to attend the session to receive the award. To facilitate attendance, awardees will receive a travel stipend of $1,000 and waiver of registration to the ESA Annual Meeting.

Section Award

The P-IE Master’s Student Achievement in Entomology Award recognizes a master’s student who has demonstrated creativity and significant achievements through research, teaching and/or outreach in entomology. The awardee will receive a waiver of registration to the ESA Annual Meeting, $1,500 and a plaque. The awardee is required to submit and present a paper or poster at the ESA Annual Meeting. The recipient is expected to attend the Monday afternoon P-IE Networking Session during the ESA Annual Meeting to receive the awards.