Wednesday, January 11, 2012

International Society of Hymenopterists (ISH) Endowment Student Award

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the International Society of Hymenopterists (ISH) Endowment Student Award. Please note that this is a different award from the Student Travel Awards, already announced by the Society in November, 2011.

Applicants should follow the instructions below, and submit applications electronically to Andy Deans, Secretary, ISH (adeans @ gmail.com). Applications should clearly indicate that they are for the ISH Endowment Student Award.

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2012 [UPDATE: deadline has been extended to March 2, 2012]

Purpose and value of the award: The Society has created this award to support and encourage predoctoral students working on the systematics, ecology, physiology or some other aspect of the insect order Hymenoptera, which is being undertaken as part of a predoctoral program (normally a PhD or equivalent qualification). They will be advertised on a regular basis through the Society, and an individual award will be valued at US$2,500. These funds can be used for any purpose that makes a contribution to a student’s research such as attendance at a conference, fieldwork, direct research costs or purchase of a piece of equipment. If for travel to a conference, the student also needs to be giving an oral presentation or poster.

Eligibility and application process:  Only full-time predoctoral students are eligible to apply and they do not have to be members of the Society. From time to time, the Society may emphasize encouraging applicants from particular countries (see below*). The application needs to be written in English, in a font no smaller than Times New Roman 12-point, single-spaced with margins of at least 2 cm. The application must contain the following information:
  • Full name
  • Institutional address
  • Telephone number and email address
  • Name and email address of principal supervisor/major professor
  • Degree program (PhD, etc.)
  • Time since starting this degree (years and months)
  • Title of thesis/dissertation
  • Brief description of thesis/dissertation project (500 words max.)
  • Purpose for which award funding will be used (e.g. conference, fieldwork, research costs, equipment)
  • Explanation of how the award will enhance the student’s research (500 words max.)
  • Endorsement by principal supervisor/major professor AND Head of School/Department
Deadline and Selection Process: Applications must be emailed to the Secretary of the Society (Andy Deans: adeans @ gmail.com) by February 15, 2012 [UPDATE: deadline has been extended to March 2, 2012], as an attached Word document or PDF . A committee of three senior members of the Society will assess the applications and select the winner. The decision of the committee will be final. The winner will be announced by the President of the Society.

*For the first competition, the Society particularly wishes to encourage applications from students who are resident in any country OTHER THAN THE 30 MOST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES as listed by the UN Development Program: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

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  1. Good thing to have this award,it inspire the predoctoral students.Motivate them to do good and to love their profession.

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