The ESO encourages students outreach in all forms, whether it's spreading the word about their own research or science as a whole. To this end the ESO bestows two awards annually: The Charlie Mitter Travel Award, and the Award for Excellence in Extension and Outreach. Applications for REA award is August 15th and applications for Charlie Mitter Travel Award is January 15th.
"Get Bugged” Raupp Extension Award (REA)
Dr. Mike Raupp Professor Emeritus generously established the Get Bugged Extension Award after his retirement to ensure the future generation of extension specialists. The Raupp Award promotes and recognizes significant contributions in Extension and Outreach service by graduate students at the Department of Entomology. The award is up to $1000 and may be divided between applicants. Applications will be due September 9th of each year and winner(s) will be presented at the first departmental colloquium of the Fall semester.
Eligibility for Award:
Any individual who is currently a qualifying member of the ESO (as per the ESO Constitution) is eligible for the Raupp Extension Award (REA).
Feel free to check the Rubric for Grading
1. Curriculum vitae. Attach your most recent CV.
2. Cover letter. Why do you deserve this award? What was the significance of your extension? Limit descriptions of activities to those performed. during time at the university as a member of ESO.
3. Letter of support. Attach a letter of support from group(s) that benefitted of your work.
To submit applications, click here
Past Award Winners of Previous Award for Excellence in Extension and Outreach
Charlie Mitter Travel Award
Travel grants are designed to benefit ESO members by supporting their pursuit of academic and professional goals. The Charlie Mitter Travel Award is intended to offset expenses related to presenting research at local, national, or international scientific/societal meetings. The travel awards are valued at $250, and a maximum of 3 grants will be awarded. Eligible travel periods include those occurring from March 30th of this year (2021) through March 30th of next year (2022) (i.e. the grant covers a period of 6 months before and after the due date). Applications for this grant will be judged on need and merit.
Priority is given to students that:
Applications packets are to be submitted here by September 30th. Each packet must contain:
Past Award Winners