R. F. Chapman Graduate Student Prize
for Research in Insect Science

Reg Chapman (1930-2003) was an eminent insect physiologist who influenced our subject for many decades. He was a devoted teacher and researcher with perhaps his most famous publication, The Insects: Structure and Function, being the standard text in this field since its first edition published over 34 years ago. His contributions to the scientific literature are many, wide-ranging, and erudite. Reg was well known to many, if not all, of the readers of Physiological Entomology. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and served with distinction as Director of this University's Center for Insect Science. The purpose of the R.F. Chapman Graduate Student Prize for Research in Insect Science is to reward outstanding research accomplishments in any area of insect science.

Purpose

For excellence in research in any area of insect science.

Eligibility

Graduate students pursuing either a M.S. or Ph.D. in any department at the University of Arizona whose research is directly related to insects. This is a competitive award and students in the early stages of their research are particularly encouraged to apply this year. In addition, students who received funding in the past may reapply as should students who applied but did not receive funding.

Award

The R.F. Chapman Prize will be awarded once each year for the ensuing academic year.

Applications must include the following:

  • Name of applicant.
  • Home department and phone number.
  • Campus mailing address, phone number, and email address.
  • Name of advisor.
  • Three letters of support, one from advisor.
  • C.V.
  • A two-page essay outlining research accomplishments and/or plans.

Application deadline:

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Please send the original application as an email attachment to Teresa Kudrna at tkudrna@email.arizona.edu.  Letters of recommendation may also be sent by email attachment with signed hard copy to follow via campus mail.

Chapman Prize Recipients