Outstanding Graduate Student in Biological Control Awards
The IOBC-NRS sponsors two Graduate Student Awards — The Robert O’Neil Award for Outstanding PhD Student in Biological Control, and a Master’s-level award — to be awarded to students whose contributions are likely to shape the future of biological control. The recipients will be recognized at the IOBC-NRS Symposium held at the ESA Annual Meeting in November 2013, Austin, Texas. Winners will receive cash awards ($300 for PhD, $200 for Master’s), and the PhD winner will also give a research presentation during the IOBC Symposium and Meeting.
Eligibility: All students enrolled in a graduate program in Bermuda, Canada, or the U.S., and who are members of the IOBC at the time of the application deadline are eligible.
Application guidelines: Students should send as a single PDF file: a letter that details the significance of their research and its relevance to biological control; a CV that includes contact information; and two letters of recommendation. See IOBC NRS website for information on previous winners and specific criteria for assessment of nominations.
Application materials and questions should be sent electronically to Don Weber, Don.Weber@ars.usda.gov.
Application deadline is June 15, 2013.