GRANTS & PRIZES


ESSA Young Entomologists’ Travel Grants

As part of its aim to promote all aspects of entomology, the Entomological Society of Southern Africa (ESSA) initiated the Young Entomologists’ Travel Grants scheme in 2018. The grants are to support young ESSA members from southern Africa to present research results at international scientific meetings or workshops with entomological relevance, or gain valuable entomological skills and experience by visiting an international research group.

By doing so, the ESSA hopes to support the development of professional entomologists, and to broaden the range of skills and global relevance of research undertaken in southern Africa. Each year, a number of ESSA Young Entomologists’ Travel Grants, each to the value of up to R25,000, may be awarded.

Download the application pdf here with more information.

 


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ESSA Young Entomologists’ Essay Prize

As part of its aim to promote all aspects of entomology, the Entomological Society of Southern Africa (ESSA) initiated the Young Entomologists’ Essay Prize in 2014. The prize is to encourage discussion and critical evaluation of entomological issues relevant to Southern Africa by upcoming amateur and professional entomologists who are members of the ESSA.

Essays should be original and thought provoking.

The winning entrant will receive a certificate and be awarded a cash prize of R2000. The winning essay will be featured in Rostrum, the newsletter of the ESSA. Readers of Rostrum will be invited to respond to the essay in the following issue.

2020 TOPIC
Announced soon. Check here or the April 2020 issue of Rostrum.
ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Announced soon.

ENTRY SUBMISSION

Submit entries to the Rostrum editor, Dr Shune Oliver, by email: shuneo@nicd.co.za

 


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Rostrum Photography Competition

Seeking your entries to the Cover Photographer competition of Rostrum.

The prize: R1000 and the display of your image on the front cover of ESSA newsletter, Rostrum. In years that the ESSA scientific congress is held, images will also be displayed.

Enter as many times as you like.
Use whatever means of photography you wish.
Entrants must be a member of the society.

Please send images to the Rostrum editor, Dr Shune Oliver, by email: shuneo@nicd.co.za