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The Medical, Urban, and Veterinary Entomology Section (MUVE), recognizes the contributions of Dr. Shripat Kamble in Urban Entomology and his services to Entomology, the Entomological Society of America (ESA), and to the BCE program. Dr. Kamble established this prestigious award to promote innovative research in urban entomology. Dr. Kamble's fund plus additional donations from Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Professional Products, Rhodes Chemical Company, and Syngenta support this award. The award is provided to a doctoral student who is currently conducting research which demonstrates innovative and realistic approaches to Urban Entomology. The Award consists of a $500 research grant and a plaque. The recipient is presented with the award at the ESA Annual Meeting during the MUVE networking business meeting.
The applicant must be a student for a doctoral degree at an accredited university in the U.S. The award is only available to students who are ESA members with a genuine interest in urban entomology (excludes turf and ornamental pests). The recipient is encouraged to present the research results at an ESA Annual Meeting.
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):
Nomination packages may be submitted by either of two methods:
Nominations may be made by anyone. Nominations packages for this award must include:
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.
Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 80 points:
Nomination packages must be received by the awards administrator by August 1. Only electronic submission will be accepted and the entire nomination package must not exceed 20 pages total including letters of nomination or recommendations and publications lists. This deadline refers to receipt by the awards administrator 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 re-nominated for the following year only. A new or an updated re-nomination package must follow the electronic submission requirements noted above.
The awards administrator will notify all candidates and their nominators with the results of their nomination approximately two months after the nomination submission deadline.