Apply for a Student Research Prize

Thanks to our sponsors at BASF, Corteva, the Entomological Society of Canada, and the Entomological Society of America, our donors and other supporters, we are announcing the BlackInEnto week student prize!

We will be distributing 4 prizes of $1000 each. This prize will be available to Black scholars at the undergraduate, and graduate student career level who seek to apply for funds to further their research in entomology. Our mission is to provide these prizes to support paying for field supplies, travel to the field, experimental materials, conference/meeting fees, and publication fees related to entomological study. These 4 prizes will be awarded on a one time basis, and are non-renewable, but if we are successful in fundraising, further prizes may be awarded at future dates.

To apply, please email with a 1 page (500 word maximum) proposal explaining the benefit to your career and/or research if awarded one of the student prizes, including, where appropriate, a discussion of the research that would be undertaken. Students may choose to include an optional equity statement (maximum 200 words) if they wish to share a challenge that they have overcome to pursue their research. Deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2021, and prizes will be announced April 15, 2021.

Thank you to our sponsors, and thank you for supporting and participating in #BlackInEnto week!

Sincerely, the #BlackInEnto organizers

Our Vision

By uplifting our community and developing funding opportunities for bright, qualified candidates we hope to enable Black scholars to access the field of entomology. Diversity is not just about increasing the number of people of color at an institution, it is about providing adequate resources, mentorship, and access for those researchers in order that they should thrive. Like the study of insects, we need to take a step back and look at the entire system, and ensure the solutions we introduce are meaningful.

Past Awards and Prizes


Art and Entomology Prize

Engagement with the 2021 Art and Entomology Panel and subsequent activities. Winners: Sallqa-Tuwu Stephanita BondocGawa Mafla, Anna Nielson, and Kelsey King


Trivia Champions!

The winners of this year's trivia night are members of the Team Lord Howe's Stick Insects, Constance Darrisaw, Will Kuhn, Ahn Feldman, and Ebony Taylor. An extra special participation prize goes to Amelie Ware for being the light of Team Lampyridae!