Chris J. Lomer Memorial Award
This award honours the memory of the late Chris Lomer for his work and enthusiastic leadership while carrying out microbial control research in less developed countries. Qualified applicants, including but not limited to students, from less developed countries are invited to apply for the Chris J. Lomer Award. Only applicants from “Low to lower middle income” countries may apply. Before you apply please visit: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/DATASTATISTICS/Resources/CLASS.XLS to determine if your country is listed.
The Memorial Award supports attendance to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology. The award provides $1,250.00 to offset travel costs for the applicant.
Applicants will be required to present their work in invertebrate pathology in an oral or poster presentation at the Annual Meeting and a certificate will be presented at the meeting.
The deadlines for submission is April 1 and will be published on the meeting website. Committee decisions are made within one month.
Applicants for the Chris J. Lomer Award:
- normally have at least a BSc or an equivalent degree
- should be working or studying at a university or research institution that carries out research, this includes field stations, NGO’s and museums
- should be working in scientific areas within the discipline of the SIP (invertebrate pathology and microbial control)
- are not required to be a member of SIP
- Preference will be given to candidates who are actively conducting research in less developed countries (low and lower middle income, acc. to World Bank) at the time of the application.
Required information submitted as one pdf:
1. Completed Online Application Form (see link below)
2. Curriculum vitae. This should include the applicant’s name, address, e-mail address, institution, earned degrees, current degree programme (if relevant), honours and awards, research experience and a list of publications and previous presentations.
3. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor, Head of Department or other suitable Director, that includes confirmation that the work being presented was conducted by the applicant.
4. Presentation abstract. The application must include a summary of the presentation including title, authors, and affiliations. The abstract should follow the format described on the SIP meeting website.
5. Methods. Brief (one page) description of experimental and analytical methods employed in conducting the research that is reported in the presentation abstract.