Awards

The American Association of Professional Apiculturists offers two major awards for sutdents (Announcements occur annually in the Fall) and is now offering two other awards.

NEW FOR 2017/2018: Postdoc Travel Award and AAPA Extension Activities Award

 

Past Student Research Scholarship Recipients

Past Student Paper Award Recipients

 

AAPA STUDENT RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given to recognize and promote outstanding research by students in the field of apiculture. The scholarship will consist of a $1000 stipend for research.

Undergraduates or graduate students working in North America with Apis are eligible. Nominees must be students of active AAPA members to be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship will be ineligible for future AAPA Student Research Scholarships.

Proposals: Each research scholarship proposal must include a curriculum vitae of the nominee, one letter of recommendation, and a summary of the research problem not to exceed three pages double-spaced. The summary must include objectives, significance and methods. Nominees may also include up to three publication reprints, submitted manuscripts or abstracts of theses or dissertations. The submissions should be electronically sent in PDF files.

Submission Deadline:  Deadline November 1, 2017 (see announcement)

Submitting Proposals: Please send your proposal electronically as PDF to:

Ann W. Harman at: ahworkerb@aol.com

 

STUDENT PAPER AWARDS

This award is offered for the best student papers presented at the American Bee Research Conference (ABRC). AAPA will give a $200 award for every 6 students presenting. For example, if 6 or fewer students were presenting there would be only one $200 award. For ABRC 2017, there were 19 student presentations and 3 winners.

Both graduate students and undergraduates are eligible for this award. The paper must involve the genus Apis. Students do not have to be members of AAPA, nor do their advisors need to be members.

The presenter should specify that he/she is a student participating in the competition when the title is submitted. Only one paper may be designated as participating in the competition.

Papers will be evaluated by a 3-judge panel for:

  • presentation (not including responses to questions) (70 points)
  • quality of research (30 points)

Comments from the judges will be returned to competitors to help strengthen their presentation skills.

If any questions please contact Ann Harman at the above address.

 

Past Student Research Scholarship Recipients

Past Student Paper Award Recipients

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER TRAVEL AWARD

The goal of this award is to promote participation of postdoctoral researchers in the American Beekeeping Research Conference and American Association of Professional Apiculturists meetings. Postdoctoral researchers have very limited opportunities to apply for travel support at this most crucial time in their career, and this will allow them an opportunity to network with their peers contributing to their professional development.

AAPA will award UP TO $1000 to support travel for one Postdoctoral Researcher to ABRC 2018 in Reno, NV. A single award will be given.

Submission Deadline:  Deadline November 1, 2017 (see announcement)

Submitting Proposals: Please send your proposal electronically as PDF to elnino@ucdavis.edu

 

AAPA EXTENSION ACTIVITIES AWARD

The goal of this award is to help support development of extension activities, outcomes of which are to reported to the American Association of Professional Apiculturists either via written report or at the American Beekeeping Research Conference in 2019. While it is clear that extension and outreach activities are crucial for providing research-based education to stakeholders and public, extension educators usually have limited opportunities to apply for smaller amounts of money they sometimes need to successfully complete their activities. This is why AAPA will award UP TO $1000 to support purchase of supplies or for assistant salaries plus benefits for extension or outreach activities or development of extension and outreach materials. Travel will not be supported with this award. AAPA will award either one or multiple awards dependent on submitted applications (total amount disbursed for all awards will be $1000). Please note that this is the first time this award is being made and is likely to be modified in the future.

Submission Deadline:  Deadline November 1, 2017 (see announcement)

Submitting Proposals: Please send your proposal electronically as PDF to elnino@ucdavis.edu

 

Member Excellence Award

Member Excellence Award Recipients

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