Flavor PhD in Research Award - Best PhD thesis

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Deadline: 30th October 2020

More info: https://www.giract.com/flavor-research-programme.php



Eleventh Edition European PhD Flavor Research Awards - Academic year 2020/2021 for final year PhD students


The programme aims to raise the profile of flavor science research in

Europe by encouraging students of differing scientific disciplines to

engage in innovating flavor-related research PhD projects and thus to

advance the exciting and challenging field of flavor science.


PhD Student can be from any scientific background but one aim of the

bursaries is to attract people who have not studied Food Chemistry, Food

Science or Food Technology to study food flavors


The programme is supported by the consortium of companies for its 11th year comprising









  • DSM
  • Givaudan
  • Firmenich
  • Kerry
  • Kikkoman
  • Lesaffre
  • MCLS Europe

The applicant must be enrolled in a relevant European university/ institute for his/her PhD study.


Any flavor related project that has led to the submission of a PhD in 2019 can be considered


The applicant should not be already sponsored by, and/or bound to, a commercial organization


The thesis should clearly explain the starting hypotheses or the goals and aims of the work


Clarity of expression and effective communication of results is a key aspect in assessing the thesis


Appropriate data analysis should be evident


Clear abstracts and summaries are expected


Clear Figures and Tables are expected


What is funded


Flavor research amongst PhD students across European universities and institutes


Any flavor related project that has led to the submission of a PhD in 2020 can be considered




1 year






All PhD studies should contain a degree of novelty and this will be

part of the judging criteria.  Novelty may be a new method for studying

flavor or new findings or some other aspect of the PhD study




The results should show good experimental design and robust

methodology e.g. adequate replication and sampling to support the





Some theses are composed of published papers, others are more

narrative in style. Thus, the judging criteria will take these different

styles into consideration and publication of the thesis results will not be an essential criterion for judging


Evidence of enrolment and thesis submission in 2020 at the

university/ institute should be provided by the student. The electronic

copy of the thesis must be countersigned by the Professor and submitted

by December 15, 2020