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RES Goodman Award


RES GOODMAN AWARD - for Insect Physiology and Behaviour
Award Criteria For advancing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of all aspects of insect physiology and behaviour, thereby promoting the control and conservation of insect species.
Grant £1,000 for each award given.
Eligibility Any proposal that fits the Award Criteria.
Cycle There is no particular deadline but the award will not normally exceed £1,000 in any one year. Decisions will be announced after the Council meeting following the application.
Adjudication Professor R J Hardie, Professor G J Goldsworthy, Professor S E Reynolds and Professor G M Poppy.
Entry Written proposals to the Registrar in the first instance. Or by email: bill@royensoc.co.uk

 

THE L J GOODMAN AWARD FOR INSECT BIOLOGY
Photograph of Lesley Goodman

Lesley Goodman read Zoology at Girton College, Cambridge and completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool. She then joined Queen Mary College, London and devoted her professional life to encouraging the study of insect physiology and behaviour. Prior to her death in 1998 she set up the LJ Goodman Insect Physiology Research Trust with the aims of advancing the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of all aspects of insect physiology thereby promoting the control and conservation of insect species. The Trustees have now decided that the funding of the Lesley Goodman Award, through the Royal Entomological Society, would be a fitting tribute to her interests.

The award will promote research into aspects of insect physiology and behaviour through the writing and printing or otherwise reproduced material such as periodicals, books, leaflets or other documents, films or electronically recorded material. It will also be used to hold or support exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes, seminars and courses either alone or with others.

The award is not necessarily envisaged as a prize for excellence, but, for example, could be taken as an encouragement for worthwhile projects including assistance with ongoing postgraduate research for which alternative funding might not be forthcoming.

Applications should be brief, restricted to a single side of A4 and submitted to The Registrar, The Royal Entomological Society, The Mansion House, Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3NS, U.K. The selection of the person or topic for the award, to be made annually if a suitable case arises, will be at the discretion of the Royal Entomological Society Council. There is no particular deadline but the award will not normally exceed £1,000 in any one year. Decisions will be announced after the Council meeting following the application.


 

The first winners were Dr Thomas Doring and Dr Lars Chittka of Queen Mary College, who have received £1000.00 to support a series of public lectures entitled "The World Seen Through the Eyes of Insects".

An award of £500.00 was granted to Ms Amy Mikhail, a student at Aberdeen University, to enable her to attend a special course for the advancement of her insect physiology skills.

Gemma Waters, Search Museum, Hampshire County Council was awarded £850 to organise and equip ten ‘Marvellous Minibeasts’ workshops for schools during National Insect Week.

Anneliese Emmans Dean, theBigBuzz, was given £1000 to present her multimedia show ‘Buzzing!’ at ten venues including the RES Insect Festival in York.

Robin Wooton, Chair of the Devonshire Association, was granted a £1000 contribution towards setting up a Touring Exhibition of Insect Photographs by local photographers and entitled ‘Strange Neighbours’. It has four topics; ‘Flight’, ‘Colour and Pattern’, ‘Behaviour’, and ‘Devon’s Special Species’.

Mark O’Neill, TumblingDice, is in receipt of £980 to assist with the development of a computational model for the analysis of bumblebee behaviour.