Travel Award Applications for IUSSI Brazil due Feb 23

Selected dues-paying members of the IUSSI-NAS who plan to give either an oral or poster presentation at the conference will receive travel grants of $1500 each. We will consider applications from early career professionals and postdocs, but will prioritize applications from grad students, undergraduates, and postdoctoral applicants who are within 12 months of having defended their thesis. We anticipate being able to fund a minimum of 20 applicants.

Priority will be given to applicants planning to make oral presentations, who can use the conference most effectively for professional advancement and engagement. Applicants will be selected to ensure a diversity of genders, ethnicities, study systems and questions, and geographic locations, and will span primarily teaching colleges and research universities.

To apply, please provide:

  • Cover letter, introducing yourself and how you will use this conference most effectively for professional advancement and engagement.
  • Title and abstract of the planned presentation
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Description of additional sources of funding
  • Letter of support from your current or former primary advisor

Applications are due by February 23, 2018. Applicants should submit all materials (except letter of support) in a single compiled pdf to Chris Smith (crsmith.ant@gmail.com), Chair of the IUSSI-NAS Awards Committee. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Prioritization of funding will be determined by the Awards Committee. Merit will be based on quality and relevance of the work, and financial need. Recipients will be notified by April 15 (before the deadline for early bird registration).

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Awardees announced for Eickwort and La Fage Awards

Congratulations to our 2017 Award recipients of the George C. Eickwort Student Research Award and Jeffrey P. La Fage Student Award for Applied Research on Social Insect Pests.

George C. Eickwort Student Research Award: Brock A. Harpur

Jeffrey P. La Fage Student Award for Applied Research on Social Insect Pests: Elizabeth M. Walsh

A big THANK YOU to our IUSSI-NAS Awards Committee: Terry McGlynn and Stephen Pratt (Co-Chairs), Rebecca Clark, Hongmei Li-Byarlay, Juliana Rangel, and Chris Smith.

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Social Insects Inspire Disaster Relief Efforts in North America

If you have created something social insect themed to help benefit those that have been affected by natural disasters throughout North America, and would like to advertise it on the IUSSI-NAS website, please email the relevant information to Jenny Jandt.

2017 Hurricane Maria Carribbean Pollinator Rescue

Our colleagues in Puerto Rico, along with the Pollinator Partnership, have started a campaign to help restore the beekeeping industry and pollinator health post Hurricane Maria.

Caribbean Pollinator Rescue: Fundraiser, benefiting beekeepers and pollinator conservation efforts in Puerto Rico US Virgin Islands, and Dominica.

Last day to donate, and get a really cool t-shirt! Click here for more information.

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Awardees Announced for Jeanne and Tschinkel Grants

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners of the Tschinkel Ant Natural History Research Grant and the Robert L. and Louise B. Jeanne Social Wasp Research Grant.

2017 Tschinkel Ant Natural History Research Grant: Kim Drager
2017 Robert L. and Louise B. Jeanne Social Wasp Research Grant: Katherine Fiocca

Unfortunately, no award will be given this year for the William L. and Ruth D. Nutting Research Grant, because the Awards Committee received no applications.

A big THANK YOU to our IUSSI-NAS Awards Committee: Terry McGlynn and Stephen Pratt (Co-Chairs), Rebecca Clark, Hongmei Li-Byarlay, Juliana Rangel, and Chris Smith.

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IUSSI- New Logo!

Congratulations to Andrew Hoadley! IUSSI-NAS members voted his design to represent our society (shown in the header of the website).

You can contact or follow Andrew, as well as the other artists that submitted an image. You will find their contact information listed below their submitted image.

We thank all of our artists and all of our members for voting.

IUSSI-NAS Artists

Andrew Hoadley (email) @aphoadley


 

Prashant Waiker (email)


Nadia Tsvetkov (email)


Daniel Friedman (website)


Hannah Levenson (email)


Babak Yousefi (email)


Colin Brent (email)

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