Awards Overview

The Entomological Foundation recognizes and rewards excellence in insect science and education by providing awards, grants, scholarships and fellowships to scientists, educators and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology.


Educator Awards

Recognition Awards

bullet ponitOutstanding Educator in Primary Level Teaching (President Prize)

bullet ponitOutstanding Educator in Secondary Level Teaching (President Prize)

Electronic Submission Requirements

CV Submission Requirements

Annual Science Project Contest

The Entomological Foundation is once again conducting a contest to identify the best science project ideas for students, teachers and families. Dr. Nan-Yao Su is sponsoring our fifth contest which will select science project ideas built around an entomological question.

Entries are invited from ESA student members. Project ideas that relate to insects, spiders or related arthropods are welcome. Winners will receive $100 per project. Entries will be accepted through August 31, 2014. Please view the guidelines for more information.  

Educators and students can check out previous winning science projects for tips and examples. 

Entomological Foundation Medal of Honor

A Medal of Honor has been established by the Entomological Foundation in 2007 to recognize distinguished service in the field of entomology. This award is the highest award presented by the Foundation and is given only to those who have attained preeminence in the field through outstanding contributions. Recipient selection is administered through the Foundation's Honoree Committee of the Board of Directors and Board of Counselors. The award consists of a gold medal and is presented during the Entomological Foundation's Awards Dinner. Past individuals recognized by the Foundation during its Benefit Dinner.

Other Award Opportunities to Investigate:

The Entomological Society of America provides annual honors and awards to recognize scientists and students who have distinguished themselves through contributions to entomology, and for some awards, offers limited financial assistance for academic study. These include a number of awards formerly offered by the Entomological Foundation. For the ESA's Awards and Honors page click here

For the Jeffrey P. La Fage Student Award for Study on Social Insect Pests, visit the International Union for the Study of Social Insects.

Past Award Winners

View 2013 Foundation Award Winners Here
View 2012 Foundation Award Winners Here

View 2011 Foundaiton Award Winners by clicking the links below
Recognition Award Winners
Research Award Winners
Sharing: Exchange of New Ideas (Travel Grants)

The Mini-Grant Program funded by the Entomological Society of America is no longer available. To learn about past winners and their programs please click here.

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