Awards & Honors: Entomological Society of America Awards

The Entomological Society of America invites UGA faculty to submit nominations for its esteemed awards program. These annual honors and awards recognize scientists and educators who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology.

The following awards are considered Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).


Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology

  • Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Link: entsoc.org/awards/professional/horticultural
  • Description: This award honors any entomologist who has contributed to the American horticulture industry. The award consists of $500 and an inscribed plaque. The awardee is presented with the plaque at the ESA Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility: The nominee must have demonstrated excellent performance through innovations that increase the quality and value of plants, improve the productivity and profitability of the nursery and landscape industry, and protect and enhance the environment. Previous recipients of this award or of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Regulatory Entomology are not eligible for future nominations. Nominees must be current ESA members.
  • How to Submit: All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the ESA Distinguished Achievement in Horticultural Entomology Nomination Site according to the specifications on the award page.

Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management

  • Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Link: http://www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/ipm
  • Description: This ESA award, sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection, shall be made on the basis of outstanding contributions that relate directly to Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The award consists of an inscribed plaque and an amount that varies depending upon the interest earned from the endowment. The recipient will be presented with the award at the ESA Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility: A nominee must be an ESA member who has made outstanding contributions to IPM. Special consideration shall be given to independence of thought and originality. A recipient of a widely recognized scientific award will not be eligible for this award unless the accomplishment cited as the basis for nomination represents new work. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible for future nominations. Only nominations from ESA Branches are accepted for the Award for Excellence in IPM. Each Branch is limited to one new nomination per year.
  • How to Submit: All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Nomination Site according to the specifications on the award page.

Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology

  • Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Link: http://www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/physiology
  • Description: This award was established in 1996 to recognize and encourage innovative research in the areas of insect physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology in the broad sense. The areas of research may include development, molecular biology, genetics, defense mechanisms, and other offshoots of physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology. This annual award consists of $1,500 and an inscribed plaque. The awardee is presented with the plaque at the ESA Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility: Each nominee must be a current member of ESA and have contributed significantly to the advancement of basic or applied entomological research. An individual may receive this award only once.
  • How to Submit: All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the ESA Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Nomination Site according to the specifications on the award page.

Recognition Award in Entomology

  • Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Link: http://www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/entomology
  • Description: This award recognizes entomologists who are making significant contributions to agriculture. The recipient will receive $1,500 and an inscribed clock that is presented at the ESA Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility: The nominee must be a current ESA member and have contributed significantly to agricultural advancement through work in the field of entomology. This work which is to be recognized by the award must have been done during the preceding five-year period. A nominee of a widely recognized scientific award is not eligible unless the accomplishment cited as the basis for nomination represents new work. Also, previous recipients of this award are not eligible.
  • How to Submit: All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the ESA Recognition Award in Entomology Nomination Site according to the specifications on the award page.

Recognition Award in Urban Entomology

  • Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Link: http://www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/urban
  • Description: This ESA Award award recognizes and encourages outstanding extension, research, and teaching contributions in urban entomology, defined here in its broadest sense as the study of the biology and control of arthropods found in the home or surrounding landscape. This includes structural and wood-destroying pests and pests of ornamental plants, shade trees, and turf. The award, sponsored by S.C. Johnson, consists of an inscribed plaque and an award amount determined by the interest earned from the endowment. The awardee is presented with the plaque at the ESA Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility: Each nominee must be an ESA member and have contributed significantly to the advancement of entomology through work in urban entomology. A recipient of a widely recognized scientific award will not be eligible for this award unless the accomplishment cited for nomination represents new work. Recipients of this award are not eligible for future nominations. Industry candidates are not eligible for this award.
  • How to Submit: All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the Recognition Award in Urban Entomology Awards Submission Site according to the specifications on the award page.

Thomas Say Award

  • Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Link: http://www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/thomas_say
  • Description: This ESA award acknowledges significant and outstanding work in the fields of insect systematics, morphology, or evolution. “Insect” is defined here to include insect allies. This award consists of a plaque and cash award based on the interest earned from the Thomas Say Award endowment. The recipient is presented with the award at the ESA Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility: Terms of the endowment state that the criteria below are required:
    • The nomination is based on a published work (either single-author or first-author work) considered to be significant and outstanding in one or more of the fields of insect systematics, morphology, or evolution.
    • Nominee must either be North American, or the publication must focus on New World insects and allies.
  • How to Submit: All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the Thomas Say Award Submission Site according to the specifications on the award page.

Please click here for a complete list of all ESA Awards and Honors.

Questions?
View the Awards Program FAQ or email Cindy Myers at cmyers@entsoc.org.