The Society for Ethnobotany

Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

Mid-Career Excellence Award

The distinction of the Mid-Career Excellence Award is awarded yearly to an individual whose early career has substantially advanced ethnobotany by teaching, publishing, or practical work. The mid-career society member may work outside of an academic setting. The Chairperson of the Nominations and Awards Committee shall be responsible announcing the winner, which shall be published in the society's newsletter and on the website. The award consists of registration and dorm lodging, as well as an opportunity for a featured talk at the annual meeting the year the award is received.

For the award, the impact of the candidate on the fields of Ethnobotany will be considered, which may be based on academic publications, teaching excellence, or practical work, or a combination of these. The candidate must be a society member who is mid-career, having completed their last degree approximately 10-20 years prior to the call for nominations.

Application Process
To nominate someone for this award please click here to fill out the SEB Nomination Form; self-nominations are accepted. Please include links to additional information available online if it exists (e.g., personal, academic, project, or organization webpages). The awardee and the proponent will be notified no later than March 30.

Nominations deadline is March 1, 2023.
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2023 Mid-Career Excellence Award Winner
Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, Associate Professor at the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems at the North West University, South Africa

Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu