Jeffrey P. LaFage Graduate Student Research Award

International Union for the Study of Social Insects, North American Section

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Grant amount: US $500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: North America

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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This award, established in memory of Dr. Jeffery Paul La Fage, recognizes a graduate student for their work on a species of social insect that is considered a pest. Dr. La Fage, a Professor of Entomology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, studied the biology and control of the invasive subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus

The award is given to a student who, in the opinion of the Student Award Committee, advanced or contributed significantly to the knowledge of the biology or control of pestiferous social insects. The award carries with it a plaque and US$500 honorarium, and the recipient will be recognized at that year’s annual business meeting.

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  • Any graduate student member of NAS/IUSSI may be nominated.
  • The student shall not have received a PhD or terminated studies earlier than 12 months prior to the award.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Previous award recipients are not eligible for a second award.