Student Travel Grant

The ESA offers Student Members of the Society Grants to help cover the cost of attending an Annual Meeting of the Society. Grants are valued at a maximum of $300 each, and up to five Grants are awarded on a competitive basis each year. To be eligible, the student must present a paper or poster at the meeting.

To apply for a Grant, please download and complete the application form, obtain an endorsement from your supervisor, attach a short description (no more than one page, double spaced) of your research interests, and mail all documents to the Secretary of the Society. The address for the Secretary can be found on the Society's website at www.entsocalberta.ca/boardcurrent.htm. Applicants shall ensure that all documents are received by the Secretary, or are contained in envelopes postmarked, no later than October 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Normally, the names of students awarded Grants are announced during the Annual Meeting banquet.

Download a Student Travel Grant application form (pdf or Word format).

View the names of the recipients of Travel Grants.


Undergraduate Award in Entomology

The ESA invites undergraduate students to apply for the Undergraduate Award in Entomology. The Award is valued at $500 and may be presented annually by the ESA to a deserving undergraduate student in recognition of academic achievements related to entomology.

To be eligible to hold an Award, students must attend a university or other post-secondary institution in Alberta, or have graduated no more than six months prior to the deadline for applications.

To apply for the Award, please submit the following to the Secretary of the ESA:

  • a letter of interest addressed to the Awards Committee of the ESA, that includes the following: name, postal address, telephone and fax number, e-mail address, educational institution attended, degree pursued and number of years completed;
  • a letter of support written by your major professor;
  • documents that demonstrates academic achievement that may include transcripts, copies of papers written about entomology (e.g., independent study or review paper), picture or list of identified insects in your collection, etc.

Applicants shall ensure that all documents are received by the Secretary of the ESA, or are contained in envelopes postmarked, no later than October 1. The address for the Secretary can be found on the Society's website at www.entsocalberta.ca/boardcurrent.htm. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Download an Undergraduate Award in Entomology information sheet (pdf format).

View the names of the recipients of the Undergraduate Award in Entomology.


Entomological Society of Canada awards and scholarships

The Entomological Society of Canada offers several awards and scholarships to student members of their Society. Visit the Student Affairs section of the ESC website for more information.


Directory of Entomological Education in Canada

The Directory is an internet-based resource that resides on the website of the Entomological Society of Canada, and lists post-secondary institutions in Canada that offer training in entomology. Information in the Directory includes descriptions of schools, courses (traditional and internet), supervision of entomological research and financial support.


Updated: September 8, 2016

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