Awards & Grants

The 58th Livestock Insect Workers Conference offers competitive travel grants to full time students who attend the Conference.  Please also consider nominating a colleague for one of our two annual awards.

Student Travel Grant

These competitive travel grants will be awarded to full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning and pursuing studies in livestock entomology.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS

MAY 1st 2014.

NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!

To be eligible for one of these awards, applicants must:

  • Pre-register for the 2014 LIWC
  • Prepare and submit a presentation abstract
  • Attend the 2014 LIWC in San Diego, CA
  • Present their paper at the meeting

Applicants must also complete and submit LIWC Student Travel Grant Application Form.  The applicant’s major professor/sponsor must be a historically active participant in and attendee of LIWC meetings. The sponsor’s signature is required on the Application Form.

Award funds must be applied to travel to the 2014 LIWC.

An estimate of the total cost of travel to and from the LIWC meeting must be provided. The total amount of funds awarded to an applicant in a single year will typically be a maximum of $500.00. The total number of awards each year will depend on the availability of funds, number and quality of applications, and location of the LIWC.

Please submit the following documents (via email, as “.pdf” files) to douglas.ross@bayer.com:

  • LIWC Student Travel Grant Application Form with all necessary signatures;
  • Student’s LIWC Presentation Abstract; and
  • ONE PAGE letter of support from the student’s major professor/sponsor

Selection of awardees from applicants fulfilling all of the above-mentioned requirements will be judged primarily on two criteria: (1) the written and apparent scientific quality of the abstract; and (2) the sponsor’s ONE-PAGE supporting letter explaining and documenting the significance of the research to be reported by the individual and indicating why the person is deserving of this award.

Award recipients will be notified before the LIWC meeting. Awards will be presented to the recipients at the 2014 LIWC banquet or soon after the meeting.

Industry Appreciation Award

The 2014 LIWC Industry Appreciation Award will be presented at the 58th Annual Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference in San Diego, CA to a representative from industry (animal health, pharmaceutical, chemical, consulting or livestock pest management) in recognition of individual contributions to livestock entomology and to the Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference.

Selection is based on the following criteria: *

  1. Career employment with industry in the area of livestock entomology. *
  2. Active participation in the Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference.
  3. A dedicated spokesperson for the profession.
  4. An individual who has made significant contributions to animal health and productivity through livestock entomology.

*   Nominees may not be previous recipients of the LIWC Lifetime Achievement Award in Livestock Entomology, or be full-time employees of universities, government agencies, or extension organizations.

Nominations are limited to two single space pages; font size 12, with at least one inch margins. Nominations must be received by May 2nd, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by LIWC Elected Representatives and the Local Arrangements Committee.

Please e-mail nominations to Alec Gerry at alec.gerry@ucr.edu

Lifetime Achievement Award in Livestock Entomology

The 2014 LIWC Lifetime Achievement Award in Livestock Entomology will be presented at the 58th Annual Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference in San Diego, CA in recognition of outstanding achievement in research and extension in the area of livestock entomology.

Selection is based on the following criteria: *

  1. A career livestock entomologist actively pursuing research and/or extension.
  2. Active participation in the Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference.
  3. A dedicated spokesperson for the profession.
  4. An individual who has made significant contributions to animal health and productivity through livestock entomology.

*   Nominees may not be previous recipients of the LIWC Industry Appreciation Award, or be full-time employees of pharmaceutical or animal health companies.

Nominations are limited to two single space pages; font size 12, with at least one inch margins. Nominations must be received by May 2nd, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by LIWC Elected Representatives and the Local Arrangements Committee.

Please e-mail nominations to Alec Gerry at alec.gerry@ucr.edu