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RES STUDENT AWARD

Award CriteriaAny article about an entomological topic that would be of interest to the general public. The article to be easy to read, in a popular style and no longer than 800 words.
PrizeWinner £400, runner up £300, third place £200, all three articles published in 'Antenna'.
EligibilityUndergraduates and postgraduates on both full and part-time study.
CycleAnnual, entries accepted until 31st December, winner/s announced early in the following year.
AdjudicationThree Fellows of the Society.
EntryEntry forms downloadable or available from the Society. All entries to the Deputy Registrar, kirsty@royensoc.co.uk .

 

RES STUDENT AWARD

STUDENT AWARD ENTRY FORM

 

Prizewinners for the Student Essay Award 2016 are as follows:-

FIRST PRIZE £400

Jonathan Smith - University of Leicester

Bombardier beetles: Superheroes of the insect world

RUNNER UP £300

Christopher Edwards - Harper Adams University

My life as a cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis

THIRD PRIZE £200

Jennifer Rasal - University of Liverpool

Job Opportunity for an Adventurous Insect

Due to the unprecedented high volume of outstanding entries, this year there are also three runners up.

Jeffrey Smith, Stanford University "I hate bugs and wish they would go away forever"
Thomas Aspin, University of Birmingham "Soldiering on"
Krisztina Fekete, Natural History Museum. "Tale of a spider"

Prizewinners for the Student Essay Award 2015 are as follows:-

FIRST PRIZE £350

Matthew Wheelwright - University of Bristol
Moths - the masters of mimicry.

RUNNER UP £250

Stephanie Skipp - University of East Anglia

Jeff's New Hat.

THIRD PRIZE £150

Laura Healy - Harper Adams University

A Day in the Life of a Female Dung Beetle.

Prizewinners for the Student Essay Award 2014 are as follows:-

FIRST PRIZE £350

Jasmine Parkinson - University of Sussex

Minions required for symbiotic partnership (with the possibility of leading to garden domination) - see host for details

SECOND PRIZE £250

Hannah Michie - University of Aberdeen

Bee-haviour in the Rainforest

THIRD PRIZE £150                                                                          Paul Manning - University of Oxford

A brief guide to successful dung beetling

Due to the unprecedented high volume of outstanding entries, this year there are also three runners up.

Gabriella Kountourides - University of Leeds " 'Taking  out the bins', lessons from our Hymenopteran cousins" 

Ben Hopkins - University of Oxford " Fine Dining and Rohypnol. The Molecular World of Insect Sex"

Chris Foster - University of Reading "A Hitchhikers' Guide to Citizen Science"

 

The President, Officers and Trustees congratulate the winners and offer thanks to all the entrants for a most interesting selection of essays.

 

 

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE AWARD

Award CriteriaFor post-graduates who have been awarded a PhD, and whose work is considered by their supervisory team to be outstanding. The research involved should be a major contribution to the science of entomology. LEAFLET
PrizeFirst prize: £800 plus Certificate, plus one years free Membership to the Royal Entomological Society. The winner will also be required to present their work at a major Society Meeting (all expenses paid) and submit an article to Antenna.
Runners- up: up to four runners-up will have their names and abstracts published in Antenna.
EligibilityAll post-graduates who have been awarded a PhD degree, on the basis of a thesis written in the English language, within the period 1st October 2015-31st December 2016.
Closing dateThe closing date for entry is 31st December 2016. Winners will be announced in the Spring 2017 edition of Antenna and on the RES website.
JudgesThe judges' panel will consist of a group of senior Fellows of the Royal Entomological Society. The judges decision is final.

Entry

The candidate's supervisor or external examiner should complete the entry form (link below), have it signed by the Head of Department, append a copy of the abstract of the thesis, and send it to;
The Registrar
Royal Entomological Society
The Mansion House
Chiswell Green Lane
St Albans
Herts, AL2 3NS 

Please do not send the thesis itself until requested to do so.

The candidate will at that stage be asked to provide a 500 word statement expressing in layman's terms the contribution that their work has made to entomology and selected entries will be asked to submit their theses.

Following thesis submission, up to 5 candidates will be invited to The Mansion House in person (UK travel will be paid), or virtually if not UK-based, to deliver a 20 minute presentation and engage in a 20 minute question/answer session with the judges.


Entry Form

Further informationLink to Website
ALFRED WALLACE AWARDS

The winner for 2004/05 of this new Award is Dr Joseph Parker of M.R.C Cambridge for his work on size control mechanisms in fruit fly embryos.

2005/06 Dr James Logan for his studies of differential responses of mosquitoes and biting midges to human host odours.

2006/07 Dr Timothy C Hawes for his studies of Plasticity in arthropod cryotypes - a polar perpective.

2007/08 Dr Hannah M Rowland for her studies of the visual and behavioural ecology of countershading and other prey defences.

2008/09 Dr Tom Fayle for his studies on the ant community structure in a rain forest microcosm.

2009/10 Dr Katherine Barry for her work on the evolution of mating behaviour in mantids.

2010/11 Dr Ben Longdon for his ground-breaking work and the outstanding contribution that he has made to knowledge of the evolution of sigma viruses in Drosophilidae, which opens up new avenues for research.

2011/12 Dr Richard Merrill for his ground-breaking work on Heliconius that has contributed some major new knowledge and insights, in a field that is basic to our understanding of insect biodiversity.

2012/13 Dr Sarah Beynon for her outstanding work on Ecosystem Service Provision by Dung Associated Invertebrates which has added to the understanding of insect biodiversity.

2014/15 Mihail Garbuzov for his outstanding work "Helping the honey bee and other flower-visiting insects in urban areas."

 

OUTREACH (ORF) AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION GRANTS(CPF) GRANTS

Award CriteriaORF: Grants to support activities which further the Society's aims. This may range from, help to purchase equipment, to help in funding expeditions/meetings. Rules and regulations. ORF grants are available to Members and Fellows only, who must have been a Fellow or Member for one calender year prior to the date of any application
 CPF: Grants to assist applicants who are participating in a meeting or conference in some way, e.g. presenting a paper/poster. Rules and regulations. CPF grants are available to Members and Fellows only, who must have been a Fellow or Member for one calender year prior to the date of any application
PrizeORF: Monetary grant.
 CPF: Monetary grant.
EligibilityORF: Any project or purpose which fulfils the Society's aims or stimulates interest in such aims.
 CPF: Where participation in a conference or meeting will assist an individual in the study of Entomology and/or with the aims of the Society in dissemination of Entomological Science.
CycleORF: Continuous.
 CPF: Continuous.
AdjudicationORF: Determination of all aspects is by the Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Officers together with the Registrar.
 CPF: Determination of all aspects is by the Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Officers together with the Registrar
EntryORF: Application form Send your completed application as an email/attachment to the Honorary Treasurer, John Pickett. john.pickett@rothamsted.ac.uk  or by email/attachment to the Registrar, W H F Blakemore, bill@royensoc.co.uk or by letter to the Registrar, The Mansion House, Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3NS.
 CPF: Application form Send your completed application as an email/attachment to the Honorary Treasurer, John Pickett. john.pickett@rothamsted.ac.uk  or by email/attachment to the Registrar, W H F Blakemore, bill@royensoc.co.uk or by letter to the Registrar, The Mansion House, Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3NS.