Lifetime Achievement Award in Livestock Entomology

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Award Nominations must be received by May 25, 2022.

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Livestock Entomology recognizes outstanding achievement in research and extension in the area of livestock entomology. 

Selection is based on the following criteria: *

1. A career livestock entomologist actively pursuing research and/or extension.

2. Active participation in the Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference.

3. A dedicated spokesperson for the profession.

4. An individual who has made significant contributions to animal health and productivity through livestock entomology.



* Nominees may not be previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Nominations are limited to two single space pages; font size 12, with at least one-inch margins. Nominations must be received by May 25, 2022. The award recipient will be selected by LIWC Elected Representatives and the Local Arrangements Committee.


Please e-mail nominations to Donald B. Thomas @

Student Travel Grants:

Travel Grant applications must be received by May 4, 2022.

Student Travel Grant Guidelines


These competitive travel grants may be awarded to full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning and pursuing studies in livestock entomology. 


To be eligible for an LIWC Student Travel Grant, applicants must: ​

  • Prepare and submit a presentation abstract

  • Give a presentation during the Annual Conference


Applicants must submit the LIWC Student Travel Grant Application Form. The applicant’s major professor/sponsor must be a historically active participant in the LIWC. 


Travel grant funds may be awarded up to $500.00 and must be applied to travel to the Annual Conference during the current year. The total number of awards each year will depend on availability of funds.

Please submit the following documents (as a single “.pdf” file) to

  • LIWC Student Travel Grant Application Form with all necessary signatures;

  • Student’s LIWC Presentation Abstract; and

  • ONE PAGE letter of support from the student’s major professor/sponsor​





MAY 4, 2022.


Selection of awardees from applicants fulfilling all of the above-mentioned requirements will be judged primarily on two criteria: (1) the written and apparent scientific quality of the abstract; and (2) the sponsor’s ONE-PAGE supporting letter explaining and documenting the significance of the research to be reported by the individual and indicating why the person is deserving of this award.

Award recipients will be notified before the LIWC meeting with funds provided to award recipients during or shortly after the Annual Conference.