A call has gone out for proposals for the Nutting Grant, which will award up to US$2500 to support student research in the basic biology of termites. Proposals are due May 1, 2014 and the winner announced by May 15. Details about the nature of the Nutting Award can be found here, and full details of the application process can be downloaded here.
The executive committee is pleased to announce the recipients of travel awards to attend the XVII Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, to be held in Cairns, Australia, during July 13-18, 2014. Each of the following individuals will receive a $2000 travel grants:
Daniel Charbonneau (University of Arizona), Chelsea Cook (University of Colorado), Ingrid Pruneda (Rockefeller University), Colin Funaro (North Carolina State University), David Gailbraith (Pennsylvania State University), Frances Kamhi (Boston University), Sara Lawson (Vanderbilt University), Natalie Lemanski (Rutgers University), Kevin Loope (Cornell University), Kate Mathis (University of California-Berkeley), Nick Naeger (University of Illinois), Claire Narraway (University of California-Los Angeles), Pedro Rodrigues (University of Arizona), Jess Vickruck (Brock University), Bill Wills (University of Illinois)
Many thanks to Sean O’Donnell and the rest of the NAS/IUSSI Awards Committee for their work in selecting these worthy students.
The Awards Committee has announced the winner of the 2013 George C. Eickwort Award. Congratulations to Dr. Clint Penick. Clint is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Biology at North Carolina State University, working with Rob Dunn. Clint earned his PhD in 2012 at Arizona State University Working in Jürgen Liebig’s lab. Clint shall receive a certificate, and a $1000 honorarium. The full award announcement can be found here.