SEEDS Chapter of the Year Award
Take Pride in Your Chapter’s Growth!
Apply Now - Application deadline June 30th
The Ecological Society of America would like to recognize the SEEDS chapter that has made the greatest impression, put forth the most effort, made the most outstanding contribution, wholeheartedly embraced the SEEDS mission, and gone the extra mile to extend SEEDS into the community.
This year, ESA wants to recognize YOUR SEEDS chapter!
We are currently asking for student-generated self-nominations from chapters for the Chapter of the Year Award. Nomination packets will be reviewed by our selection committee. Reviews will be based on some or all of the following: demonstration of commitment to the SEEDS mission, member action locally and in the community, projects (SEEDS funded or not) where students worked together to ensure success, any obstacles overcome, chapter creativity in recruitment and management, career development, a strong ecology component, and a strong diversity component.
So what does it mean if your chapter wins? The winning chapter will be recognized at the Annual Meeting Diversity Mixer with the presentation of a Chapter of the Year certificate. The chapter will also be awarded recognition on the ESA and SEEDS website, a chapter highlight on the SEEDS website for one year, and announcements in the SEEDS newsletter. But that’s not all. ESA also wants to hear your voice! The Chapter of the Year will also be awarded time with well-known ecologists and leaders of ESA during the ESA Annual Meeting to share your successes and hopes for the future. A representative from the winning chapter will also be invited to the next year's SEEDS Leadership Meeting.
If you think your chapter is most deserving of the Chapter of the Year Award and the recognition it brings, we want your nomination! To nominate your chapter, please submit the following in your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th: Apply Now.
- cover letter
- any relevant supporting material (articles, brochures, reports, etc).
Please contact Fred Abbott email@example.com if you have any questions.