The Hamilton Award
The Hamilton Award is a quadriennial award, which will be given by the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) to a senior scientist in recognition of his/her accomplishments in the area of social insect research.
Eligibility - The award will be given to a distinguished senior scientist for outstanding achievements in the area of social insect biology.
Committee - The selection will be made by an Award Selection Committee composed of the presidents of the sections or their designees and the Secretary General of the IUSSI.
The 2014 award
The third Hamilton Award was presented to Mary Jane West-Eberhard at the XVII International Congress, in Cairns in July 2014. The award consisted of an engraved glass ornament in the shape of a book, and a monetary award of US$ 1000, which Mary Jane donated to the IUSSI.
The 2010 award
The second Hamilton Award was presented to Charles D. Michener at the XVI International Congress, in Copenhagen in August 2010. The award consisted of an engraved glass ornament in the shape of a book, and a monetary award of US$ 1000, which Mitch donated to the Kansas Entomologial Society.
The 2006 award
The first Hamilton Award was presented to Ross Crozier at the XV International Congress of the IUSSI in Washington DC, August 2006. The award consisted of a plaque and a monetary award of US$ 1000