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Entomological Society of Canada - Ed Becker Conference Travel Awards

Note – abstracts for presentations must be submitted to the meeting organizing committee on the date to be announced on the society web page and applications for the Becker Award will also be due on that date

This cash award was established to provide some financial assistance for a student or students to travel to Joint Annual Meetings to present a paper or poster. • One or more awards of $500 each may be presented yearly. The annual occurrence of the award and number of awards presented yearly will depend on the financial standing of the Society.

Eligibility: 1. The competition for the ESC Ed Becker Conference Travel Award(s) is open to students with active membership in the ESC (i.e., paid for the current year), who are either in a graduate or undergraduate program at a Canadian university. 2. Students must present a paper or a poster at the Joint Annual Meetings of ESC on their own original research. 3. No student may receive more than one ESC Ed Becker Conference Travel Award while registered for the same degree.

Deadline: Same as abstract deadline to be announced on the web page

Applications to be submitted by email to: jsc21@sfu.ca with the following in the subject line – Your last name and the award name. The application must contain the following documents in this order and be in a single pdf file. Any applications not meeting this format will not be reviewed 1. Cover page 1) award being applied for eg. Ed Becker Award 2) your name and email address 3) email addresses of those providing letters of support. 2. Curriculum vitae. (1) Name and address, phone number, email address, date (2) Education (degrees and dates) (3) Work and volunteer experience (4) Awards and scholarships (5) List of scientific contributions a. refereed publications b. non-refereed publications c. talks at meetings d. posters at meetings e. other communications (6) Other interests or achievements 3. Scanned set of transcripts, either of originals, or copies certified as such by a graduate secretary/administrator or graduate supervisor, showing undergraduate and post graduate (if applicable) grades. Please include with each copy the information on the grading system used by the university (usually on the reverse side of the transcripts). Scan at low quality to reduce the size of the file as much as possible. Reduce size of pdf file as well. 4. An abstract of the paper or poster to be given at the Joint Annual Meeting. For the award application, this may exceed the meeting’s stipulated abstract word limit, but must not exceed 250 words in length. (Note: an official abstract fulfilling the requirements of the paper or poster presentation still needs to be submitted separately to the Organizing Committee of the Joint Annual Meeting.) 5. Letter from your supervisor of research stating that you are engaged in a graduate or undergraduate program, and indicating the extent to which the work you will be reporting is your own. 6. Arrange for a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with your research to be emailed to jsc21@sfu.ca with your name in the subject line. Any applications not meeting this format will not be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Society. Selection of the student or students who will receive the Award(s) will be based on academic merit and quality of the abstract. Winners will be notified and award cheques issued prior to the Joint Annual Meeting so travel plans can be made.


All communications regarding this award should be addressed to
Dr. Jenny S. Cory jsc21@sfu.ca
Chair, ESC Student Awards Committee
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia