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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.

Criteria for assessment of nominations for both Outstanding Graduate Student Awards are as follows: Contribution to Biological Control 30%; Publications 15%; Presentations 15%; Outreach 15%; Grants & Scholarships 15%; and Letters of Reference 10%.

Previous Award Winners:

Outstanding MS in Biological Control Award

Robert J. O’Neil Outstanding PhD in Biological Control Award