Integrated Pest Management Team Award

Sponsored by Dow AgroSciences

Presented by the Entomological Foundation, Dow AgroSciences' Integrated Pest Management Team Award recognizes the successful efforts of a small collaborative work team approach to pest control but must include one entomologist from the private sector and one from the public sector. (A team is defined as no more than 10 team members). The award, consisting of an inscribed statue, is presented at the ESA Annual Meeting.


The team recognized must include one entomologist from the private sector and one from the public sector. The focus of the award is teamwork and project success.

Previous Winners

Please click here to see a list of those who have previously received this award.

Electronic Submission Requirements

All nomination packages must be submitted electronically according to the following specifications (paper nominations will not be accepted):

Page Limits

  • The entire nomination package must not exceed 20 pages total. This includes letters of nomination or recommendation and publication lists.

  • Letters of nomination and recommendation must be included in the electronic package. Printed letters sent in lieu of electronic versions will not be accepted.

File Specifications

  • Only the following file formats will be accepted: PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format), RTF (Rich Text Format), TIF graphic files, or JPG graphic files. Files created on either PC or MAC platforms will be accepted. Please make sure scanned images can be clearly read on a computer screen.

  • Font size for text may not be smaller than 10 point.

  • A nomination package may contain no more than 6 separate files, and the size of each file must not exceed 3 MB.

Submission Methods

Nomination packages may be submitted by either of two methods:

  • PREFERRED METHOD: Submit online via the  Nomination Submission Website. This method eliminates problems associated with e-mailing large files. Nominators are strongly encouraged to use this method.

  • E-mail the nomination package as attached files to the awards administrator. In the submission e-mail, please include the title of the award in the subject of the e-mail. In the body of the e-mail, provide the name of the nominee, the nominator's contact information, and a list of the attached files.

Nomination Requirements

Nominations may be made by anyone. Nomination packages for this award must include:

CV-Related Items

Nominators must provide the information called for in the CV template, either in the template's format or in their own format. To view the CV-related nomination requirements for this award, as well as the CV template, please click here.

Other Items

  1. Letter of nomination that provides a brief explanation of how the team members excelled in performing their duties

  2. 6-to-8 page summary of the IPM project and its impact and success

Evaluation Criteria

Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 110 points:

  1. Criteria (80 points total)
    1. Clearly uses expertise from public and private sectors (10)
    2. Strength of collaboration (10)
    3. Recentness of accomplishment (last 4 years) (10)
    4. Directly related to IPM (10)
    5. Quality of research (10)
    6. Originality of research (10)
    7. Recommendations from colleagues, peer groups, etc. (10)
    8. Interpretation of results (10)
  2. Impact of research findings (select one, up to 30 points total)
    1. Minor (1)
    2. Moderate (5)
    3. Important (10)
    4. Great (20)
    5. Outstanding (30)


Application/nomination packages must be received by the awards administrator by July 1. This deadline refers to receipt of a complete package in a readable format. Therefore, early submission is highly recommended. The awards administrator will confirm receipt of nomination packages within two business days, and also notify nominators of any problems with nomination package files within that time.


Any candidate nominated, but not selected, may be renominated no more than two times within the two-year period after his/her initial submission. Renomination packages will be retained for two years by the awards administrator. Nominators must send a letter of renomination to the awards administrator by the award deadline above. Previously submitted documentation will be used for the evaluation process unless the nominator submits new or updated documents. The renomination e-mail must contain this additional documentation. New or updated documents must follow the electronic submission requirements noted above.


The awards administrator will notify all candidates and their nominators, where applicable, with the results of their application approximately two months after the application/nomination submission deadline.

For questions about this award, please click here.