International Branch Distinguished Scientist Award

To recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to entomological science during their career.

Previous Winners:
Click here to view the list of those who have previously received this award.

All active members within the International Branch (IB) are eligible, and all aspects of entomology will be considered.

Nominations Format Guidelines:
Nominations should include:

  1. Letter of nomination with emphasis on the individual’s contributions to entomological science.
  2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee, to include: a list of professional positions, a detailed record of service, highlights of professional accomplishments, details of grantmanship, a list of publications and presentations, and a summary of awards, honors, and special recognitions.
  3. Two (2) letters of support (in addition to the letter of nomination).
  4.  A 300-400 word biography of the nominee including a photograph (digital image file but less than <1MB in size).

The nomination package is not to exceed 20 pages (11-point font or larger), including the letter of nomination and supporting letters. The 300-400 word biography is not included in this page limit.

Selection of Nominees:
The International Branch Awards Committee will evaluate all eligible nominations. A recipient will be chosen by the committee based on information received in the nominations. The committee
reserves the right to solicit additional information, if necessary, to make final selections. The final scores will be weighted relative the opportunity of the candidates.

Recognition of Awardee:
The awardee will be recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. 11-14 November 2018. This year to be held as a joint meeting with the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nominations must be received by July 31 2018.  Nomination materials must be submitted in electronic format. Paper nominations will not be accepted. Send all materials to the Chair of the International Branch Awards Committee, (

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