Giract, a business research and consultancy organization specializing in food ingredients, additives and related fine chemicals and technologies, is organizing the 14th European Ph.D. in Flavor Research Awards.
The program aims to raise the profile of flavor science research in Europe by encouraging students of differing scientific disciplines to engage in innovative flavor-related research Ph.D. projects and thus to advance the field of flavor science.
The program allows Ph.D. students to win a one-time bursary for their research. The program has been divided into bursaries, group one, and an award, group two:
- Group one is for a bursary for six first-year Ph.D. students who will win €3,000 each. Group one winners will have the opportunity to visit the laboratory of a sponsor company during the second year of their Ph.D. studies. This will enable them to obtain a first-hand view of an industry R&D center.
- Group two is for the best Ph.D. thesis award, which is given to a final year Ph.D. student who will win €5,000. The winner will have the opportunity to attend the exclusive invitational-only annual Savory Flavor and Food Industry Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland, as a platform for the winning student to present their work to potential employers.
The companies supporting this program include Ajinomoto, Angel Yeast, dsm-firmenich, Givaudan, Kerry, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, Lesaffre International and PepsiCo.
More information regarding the application process can be found by visiting https://giract.com/flavor-research-programme.php.