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FEMA Invites Nominations for Excellence in Science Award

Posted: May 29, 2009

Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) is seeking nominations for the FEMA Excellence in Science Award, which recognizes individuals with outstanding dedication to the advancement of flavor science. A nominee may be a member of academia, a research institution or industry, and need not necessarily be an employee (former or present) of a FEMA member company. However, his/her contributions should have had direct or implicit benefit to FEMA and its membership.

Also, the nominee must have made significant contributions to:

 • The understanding of the basic chemistry, biology, or physiology of flavor formation and function, and/or

• The application of these advances to food systems, and/or

• The development of analytical methodology in flavor chemistry.

Additionally, he/ she must be a globally recognized researcher in academia or industry, have a solid track record of conducting original research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and, be recognized by peers as a leader in the field.

The credentials of nominated candidates will be reviewed a selection committee to recommend a finalist to the board for approval. The awardees will receive: an honorarium ($5,000), an appropriate gift in honor of their contributions to the industry and an invitation to make a plenary presentation at the FEMA Fall Symposium in October 2009 (with reimbursement for travel and accommodations).

To download a nomination form, click here.