Awards & Grants

2019 Ted Cohn Award for Excellence as a Young Professional Orthopterist

The Ted Cohn Award for Excellence as a Young Professional Orthopterist is for young professionals, aged 35 or less, who are at the last stage of dissertation, or doing a postdoc, or even early-stage research or other relevant professional position. There are two $2500 awards, one for applied and another for non-applied Orthopterists.
Because it is an excellence award, it should be based on research products, such as publications. The application is based on 1-page personal statement, CV, one most significant publication, and 1-2 letters of support. Proposals should be sent to David Hunter (davidmhunter100@gmail.com) by January 31, 2019.
The OS Executive Board will choose amongst the candidates and the awards will be presented at the 13th International Congress of Orthopterology, that will be held in Agadir, Morocco March 24-28, 2019.

2019 Orthopterists’ Society Congress Travel Grants

The Orthopterists Society will provide 8 grants of $1500-2000 to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and registration for the 13th International Congress of Orthopterology, Agadir, Morocco. The grants are mainly for students or young professionals (aged 35 or less) who are giving a presentation at the congress (papers or posters) and who have insufficient funds for travel and who require either partial or complete funding for travel. Applicants will need to provide an estimate of costs for travel to the Congress plus registration (USD 100 for students, USD 350 for young professionals) and accommodation (517.6 MAD/night for single room = ~USD55/night X 5 nights = USD 275). The OS Executive Board will decide the recipients for these travel grants. Applications should be sent to David Hunter (davidmhunter100@gmail.com) by October 31, 2018. Note the early final date for applications, which will allow planning by recipients.

2019 D.C.F. Rentz Award for Lifetime Dedication to Orthopterology

The “D.C.F. Rentz Award for Lifetime Dedication to Orthopterology” is intended to recognize the outstanding contributions of the nominee to Orthoptera research, particularly the work of retired or Emeritus Orthopterists who have devoted their entire life to the study of Orthoptera.
Complete applications consist of a letter of nomination with a brief description of the accomplishments of the candidate proposed, along with one or two letters of support. Proposals should be sent to David Hunter: davidmhunter100@gmail.com by January 31, 2019.
The OS Executive Board will choose among the candidates and the awardees will receive a personalized award certificate to reflect the nature of their contributions to Orthopterology. The presentation will be made at the 13th International Congress of Orthopterology, that will be held in Agadir, Morocco March 24-28, 2019.

2019 Sir Boris Uvarov Award in Applied Acridology

Call for Nominations
The award bears the name of the Father of Modern Acridology, the famous Russian-English Orthopterist, Sir Boris Uvarov (1886-1970). This award, sponsored by the Association of Applied Acridology International and the Orthopterists’ Society, recognizes outstanding contributions which have a direct impact on both the theory and practice of locust and/or grasshopper management.

The award consists of a plaque and a $4000 prize. Nominations should be sent by email to: Alexandre Latchininsky (alexandre.latchininsky@fao.org) by January 31, 2019. Nominations can be submitted by any person or organization and self-nominations will be accepted. Nomination packages must include a CV of the nominee (5 p. maximum) and a letter of recommendation specifically stating the nominee’s significant contributions to the theory of locust and/or grasshopper management in the form of publications, research grants, student advising, and presentations at national and international scientific forums as well as evidence of major impact into the practice of locust and/or grasshopper management at national or international level.

Nominees/candidates will be judged by an award panel consisting of Orthopterists’ Society members with international expertise in both theoretical and practical locust and/or grasshopper management and will include at least one previous recipient of the award. Presentation of the award will be made at the 13th International Congress of Orthopterology, that will be held in Agadir, Morocco March 24-28, 2019.