NCB Award of Excellence in Integrated Pest Management

This award is presented to an NCB-ESA member for outstanding contributions to integrated pest management.  The NCB-ESA award recipient will receive a plaque acknowledging their accomplishments.  The winner will also serve as our branch nominee for the Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management offered by the Entomological Society of America.  This ESA award at the national level only accepts nominations from the Branches.

Previous Winners
View the list of those who have previously received this award.

A nominee must be a current NCB-ESA member who has made outstanding contributions to the designated field.  Packages will be judged according to the evaluation criteria described below.

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 11 point.
  • The maximum upload size is 2 MB per file.
  • Nominators are encouraged, though not required, to submit the package as one continuous document rather than as individual files.

Submission Methods
Nomination packages will be submitted through the North Central Branch Awards Website.  

Nomination Requirements
Nomination packages for this aard must include:

  1. CV-Related Items - Nominators must provide a CV which includes the below sections.  For a full listing of what should be included in each of the sections click here.
  • Section 1 - Background Information
  • Section 2 - Research
  • Section 3 - Teaching
  • Section 5 - Service

    2.  Other Items -

  • Letter of nomination
  • Up to three letters of recommendation
  • Three of the most relevant reprints in PDF format or a link to the three most relevant reprints. (Does not count as part of the 20-page limit)

Evaluation Criteria
Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 100 points:

  1. Research(70 points total)
    1. Recentness of accomplishment (last 3-4 years) (10)
    2. Directly related to IPM (10)
    3. Quality of research (10)
    4. Originality of research (10)
    5. Interpretation of results (10)
    6. Quality of publication upon which nomination is based (10)
    7. Honors, awards, achievements, and recognition (10)
  2. Impact of Research Findings(select one, up to 30 points)
    1. Minor (1)
    2. Moderate (5)
    3. Important (10)
    4. Great (20)
    5. Outstanding (30)

Nomination packages must be submitted by December 1, 2017.  This deadline refers to receipt by the awards administrator of a complete package in a readable format.

Renominations are encouraged.  Any candidate nominated, but not selected, for the award at the branch level, may be renominated for the branch award up to two times within the two-year period (following the eligibility criteria) after his/her initial submission.  The winner of each branch award will compete with winners from other branches for the society-level ESA award.   If the NCB branch winner does not win the society-level award, he or she is again eligible for nomination for the branch award after three years.  Thus, a candidate may win the branch  award more than once.  Previous winners of society-level awards  are not eligible for renomination at the branch level.

A renomination package must be made as a new submission, but may contain old or updated material at the nominators discretion.

The awards administrator will notify all candidates and their nominators with the results of their nomination.  Award recipients will be asked to supply a short bio and picture for the program booklet. 


For more information about this award, please contact the chair of the NCB-ESA Professional Awards Committee.


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