Chris J. Lomer Memorial Award
This award honors 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: World Bank classification of counties to determine if your country is listed.
The Lomer 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 either an oral or poster presentation at the Annual Meeting and a certificate will be presented at the meeting.
The deadline for application submission is March 15 (Deadline Extended to April 1, 2020) and will be published on the meeting website. Committee decisions are made within one month.
Applicants for the Chris J. Lomer Award:
- 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)
- SIP membership is not required
- NOTE: Scientists with citizenship/residency does not meet the World Bank classification of “low or medium low income” who are conducting research in a country under this category (at the time of the application) will not be considered for this award.
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 program (if relevant), honors 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.