Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Thomas Say Award

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Jun 1, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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This ESA award acknowledges significant and outstanding work in the fields of insect systematics, morphology, or evolution. "Insect" is defined here to include insect allies. This award consists of a plaque and cash award based on the interest earned from the Thomas Say Award endowment. The recipient is presented with the award at the ESA Annual Meeting. 

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  • The nomination is based on a published work (either single-author or first-author work) considered to be significant and outstanding in one or more of the fields of insect systematics, morphology, or evolution.
  • Nominee must either be North American, or the publication must focus on New World insects and allies.
  • Any candidate nominated, but not selected, may be renominated no more than two times within the two-year period after his/her initial submission.
    • Re-nomination packages will be retained for two years by the awards administrator.
  • Nominations of a particular work that are initially unsuccessful will be held, considered, and re-scored automatically with no need for re-nomination for two years subsequent to the initial nomination year.


  • You cannot nominate a candidate if they have already been nominated (but not selected) two or more times with the two-year period after his/her initial submission.