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.
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 2019 essay topic is:
“Insects and environmental change: what can we expect”.
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.
ENTRY CLOSING DATE
The deadline for submissions for these articles will be before 16h00 on 22 November 2019. We encourage all student members to put their popular article writing skills to the test and enter this competition for 2019.
Submit entries to the Rostrum editor, Dr Candice Lyons, by email: LyonsC@arc.agric.za.
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 ESSAs newsletter, Rostrum. Images will also be displayed at the upcoming ESSA Congress in Umhlanga in July 2019.
The theme for this competition will be: “Insects performing a service”
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 Candice Lyons at LyonsC@arc.agric.za