Awards Eligibility Grid

ESA membership is required for all awards unless otherwise indicated below.

ESA Professional Awards*
Award Requirements Nominations are required to come directly from a branch Award Focus
Honorary Member Must be at least 60 years of age, have had significant involvement in the affairs of the Society, and have served with distinction in the field of entomology. No Service and Distinction to ESA
Fellow of the Entomological Society of Americaa Nominees must have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas of entomology: Research, Teaching, Extension and Outreach, Administration, and Military No Entomology
ESA Founders' Memorial Award Must have an outstanding record of accomplishment in entomology No Entomology
Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Must have made outstanding contributions to IPM Yes Integrated Pest Management
ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension Must demonstrate excellent performance through program creativity, impact, achievement, and delivery Yes Extension
ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching Must teach at the community college or university level, and must have excelled through innovations in developing new courses, programs, and teaching methods Yes Teaching
Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology Must be able to demonstrate through his/her projects or accomplishments an ability to identify problems and develop creative, alternative solutions that significantly impact entomology. No Innovation
Recognition Award in Entomology Must have contributed significantly to agricultural advancement through work in the field of entomology No Agriculture
Recognition Award in Urban Entomology Must have contributed significantly to the advancement of entomology through work in urban entomology No Extension, research, and teaching in urban entomology
ESA Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Must have contributed significantly to the advancement of basic or applied entomological research No Insect physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology
Thomas Say Award 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. 
No Insect systematics, morphology, or evolution
Early Career Professional Awards**
Award Requirements Nominations are required to come directly from a branch Award Focus
Henry and Sylvia Richardson Research Grantb Must be a postdoctoral scholar with at least one year of promising work experience, demonstrated a high level of scholarship and be working in insect control by attractants, repellents, biological controls, thermocontrols, or chemical controls. Second priority will be to those working in medical or veterinary entomology No Research in Insect Control
Early Career Innovation Awardb Must be between two and ten years past the last degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) and  have demonstrated innovation through contributions in any area of specialization in Entomology No

Innovation

Early Career Professional (ECP)  Teaching Award No more than five years past the last degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) and has excelled in entomological education.  No Teaching
Early Career Professional (ECP)  Extension Award No more than five years past the last degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) and has excelled in entomological education.  No Extension
Early Career Professional (ECP) Research Award No more than five years past the last degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) and has excelled in entomological education. No Research
Early Career Professional (ECP) Outreach and Public Engagement Award No more than five years past the last degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) and has excelled in entomological education.  No Outreach and Public Education
Student Awards
Award Requirements Nominations are required to come directly from a branch Award Focus
Lillian and Alex Feir Graduate Student Travel Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology Must be using arthropods to study any aspect of basic or applied physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology in the broadest sense for their Master's or doctoral research. No Research
The Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology Final-year Master's students or first-year Ph.D. students are eligible. No Leader in applied entomology
ESA Student Activity Award Must be pursuing course work leading to a graduate degree with a focus in entomology and show evidence of an excellent academic record. No Contributions to ESA, department and community
John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Awards Given to an outstanding (usually Ph.D. level) graduate based on scientific quality of research, publications and presentations, and involvement in professional activities Yes Overall excellence in graduate program

* All professional awards only open to regular members except where otherwise noted.

** Within five years of terminal degree

a Non-ESA members are eligible

b Early career professionals or regular members are eligible