Joan Mosenthal DeWind Award
Lepidoptera Research and Conservation Awards
Joan Mosenthal DeWind was a pioneering member of the Xerces Society. A psychiatric social worker by profession, she was also an avid butterfly gardener and an accomplished amateur lepidopterist. Her contributions of time, organizational expertise, and financial support were essential to the growth and success of the Xerces Society over the past 30 years. Joan also had a keen interest in young people, supporting what became the Young Entomologists’ Society. In Joan’s memory, Bill DeWind established this student research endowment fund. The Xerces Society administers two $3,750 awards each year for research into Lepidoptera conservation.
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Submission Deadline for 2017 Awards
The submission period is now closed for 2017. Award winners will be announced by March 31, 2017, with the awards given by May 2017.