Grant and Awards

2023 Ted Cohn Award for Excellence as a Young Professional Orthopterist (2 Awards Available)
Deadline: August 31, 2023

Call for Applications

This award is for young professionals, either aged 35 or less or who have received a PhD in the past 5 years. Young Professionals would include those who have nearly completed their dissertation, or are doing a postdoc, or have an early-stage research or other relevant professional position. There are two $2500 awards, one for applied and another for non-applied Orthopterists. Because this is an excellence award, it should be based on research products, such as publications. The application is based on a 1-page personal statement, C.V., the applicant’s most significant publication, and 1-2 letters of support. The OS Executive Board will choose amongst the candidates.

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2023 D.C.F. Rentz Award for Lifetime Dedication to Orthopterology
Deadline: August 31, 2023

Call for Applications

This award is intended to recognize the outstanding contributions of the nominee to Orthoptera research, particularly the work of retired or Emeritus orthopterists who have devoted their entire life to the study of Orthoptera. Complete applications consist of a letter of nomination with a brief description of the accomplishments of the candidate proposed, along with one or two letters of support. The OS Executive Board will choose among the candidates and the awardees will receive a personalized award certificate to reflect the nature of their contributions to Orthopterology. 

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2023 Sir Boris Uvarov Award in Applied Orthopterology
Deadline: August 31, 2023

Call for Applications

This award bears the name of the Father of Modern Acridology, the famous Russian-English Orthopterist, Sir Boris Uvarov (1886-1970). Co-sponsored by the Association of Applied Acridology International and the Orthopterists’ Society, this award recognizes outstanding contributions that have a direct impact on both the theory and practice of locust and/or grasshopper management. The award consists of a plaque and a $4000 prize. Nominations can be submitted by any person or organization and self-nominations will be accepted. 

Nomination packages must include a C.V. of the nominee (5 pages maximum) and a letter of recommendation specifically stating the nominee’s significant contributions to the theory of locust and/or grasshopper management in the form of publications, research grants, student advising, and presentations at national and international scientific forums as well as evidence of major impact into the practice of locust and/or grasshopper management at national or international level. Nominees/candidates will be judged by an award panel consisting of Orthopterists’ Society members with international expertise in both theoretical and practical locust and/or grasshopper management and will include at least one previous recipient of the award.

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Note:

All awards will be presented at the 14th ICO in México

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