Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ICE student travel award

We are pleased to announce the International Society of Hymenopterists (ISH) student travel award competition, in support of students who plan present their research at the International Congress of Entomology (ICE) in Daegu, Korea (August 2012). Four awards will be available, ranging from $500–$2000. Awardees are expected to present their research at the ICE and are highly encouraged to attend the ISH business meeting. To submit an application:

1) Join the Society! The 2012 dues are only $15 for students, and we have at least 20 sponsored memberships available.
2) Submit a 2-page (maximum) proposal that describes the following:
  1. Intellectual merit – A summary of the talk to be presented, including relevance to the field of Hymenoptera research.
  2. Broader impacts – How travel to the ICE will be a transformative experience for you (e.g., are there opportunities to collaborate, network, collect important specimens, etc.?)
  3. Availability of other funding – Please indicate whether you have additional funding or the possibility of acquiring matching funds.
  4. Your contact information.

3) Attach a letter (PDF or email preferred) from your adviser that verifies your research, your available funding (if applicable) and your enrollment in that graduate program.

Applications should be sent to adeans@gmail.com by ***December 31, 2011***. Awardees will be notified by January 15, 2012.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Next international meeting location announced

The next location for the International Society of Hymenopterists Meeting will be in Cusco, Peru in 2014. Cusco is a small city of great historical importance. It was the historic capital of the Inca Empire and is a world heritage site. The region is rich in natural and cultural opportunities for an extended visit, so please plan on joining us there for a once in a lifetime meeting with fellow hymenopterists!