Early Career Professional Recognition (ECPRS) Symposium

This juried symposium is open to submissions from ESA, ESC, and ESBC Student Transition and Early Career/Early Professional members. Four presenters will be selected, one representing each ESA SECTION, to give a 30-minute feature presentation describing their research programs in this special symposium. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 20, 2022.

Additional information will be required, including an abstract, 1-page cover letter, and CV. Winners will receive a $500 travel stipend.

Applicants will be notified in late June of their status. Those not selected will automatically have their submissions scheduled in a regular, non-competition 10-minute paper session.

Questions? Contact ESA Early Career Professional Committee Chair, Lorena Lopez.


Applicants must have a current ESA, ESC, or ESBC Student Transition or Early Career/Early Professional membership at the time of submission.

Submission Requirements

All applicants must submit directly to the Joint Early Career Professionals Recognition Symposium on the Joint Annual Meeting submission site. In addition to providing the standard submission information, applicants to the ECPRS are required to upload the following:

  • Abstract
    • 250 word maximum
    • Abstract should represent the 30-minute presentation you will give if selected.
    • While many talks focus on research projects, presentations on teaching, outreach, and/or extension projects are also encouraged.
  • CV in standard ESA format
  • Cover Letter
    • 1 page maximum
    • Letter should introduce yourself to reviewers, explaining your contributions to the field of entomology (in research, service, teaching, and/or extension), and detailing how your work is important, innovative, and creative. 

Judging Rubric

Applicants to the ECPRS will be evaluated on the following:

  • Abstract (20 points)
  • CV
    • Research (10 points)
    • Teaching (10 points)
    • Extension/Outreach (10 points)
    • Service (10 points)
  • Cover Letter
    • Quality of contributions (20 points)
      • e.g., research, teaching, extension, product development, public service, etc.
    • Originality and innovation used to achieve the contributions (10 points)
    • Scope and breadth of relevance of the contributions to science and society (10 points)
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