International Branch Awards
The International Branch offers four awards annually, the John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Award, the International Branch Graduate Student Scholarship, the Distinguished Service to Entomology Award, and the Early Career Research and Leadership Award. Additional details on these awards are listed below. Please note students may apply for only one IB student award in a given year. Questions regarding the awards or the nomination process should be directed to Robin Gunning, International Branch Awards Chair.
Award winners are selected by the Awards Committee. The 2018 committee members are:
Robin Gunning (Chair, Australia)
Arash Zibaee (Iran)
Yulin Gao (China)
Shahbaz Ahmad (Pakistan)
Wen-Po Chuang (Taiwan)
Qiao Wang (New Zealand)
The John Henry Comstock Award is given to one graduate student from each of the Entomological Society of America's six Branches to promote interest in the science of entomology at the graduate level and to stimulate interest in attending the ESA Annual Meeting.
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student and in graduate school at the time of (or have completed the degree within the last 12 months preceding) the presentation of the Award. Students must be pursuing a course leading to a graduate degree with a major focus in entomology and be members of the Entomological Society of America International Branch. Students may only apply for the J. H. Comstock Award in one ESA Branch on a given year.
A cash award will be provided in recognition to graduate student members of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for their course work and research culminating in scholarship.
Eligibility: Candidates must currently be researching an entomological problem at a recognized graduate institution and be members of the Entomological Society of America International Branch.
To provide recognition to members of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America who have made outstanding contributions to the science of entomology.
Eligibility: The nominee must be widely recognized in both the International Branch and in the ESA as a major contributor to the science of entomology. The nominee must be a current member of the International Branch.
An award will be provided in recognition of leadership in entomology at an early career level. The award includes a $2,000 USD grant, to be used either as seed funding for research purposes or to attend a conference, and an award plaque.
Eligibility: The nominee must be a current member in good standing of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America, and within five years of earning their last postgraduate degree or qualitification (BCE, MSc, or PhD), adjusting for career interruptions due to illness or caregiving responsibilities.
The International Branch is in a position to offer a modest amount of conference sponsorship to its members for initiatives that promote leadership in entomology and equity in insect science. Please apply 6 months in advance of the date the funds are needed to ensure adequate time for review, and note no funding is guaranteed.
The application and final report are available to download. Early-career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.