Call for proposals- Promoting Flavor Research amongst PhD Students in Europe

September 05, 2023

Giract is launching the 14th edition of its highly successful and innovative programme, designed to promote flavour research amongst PhD students at European universities and institutes. The application deadline is October 31st!

This programme aims to raise the profile of flavour science research in Europe by encouraging students from various scientific disciplines to engage in innovating flavour-related research PhD projects, ultimately contributing to the advancement of the exciting and challenging field of flavour science.  

Elegibility is extended to Ph.D. students enrolled in universities and research institutes across 35 European countries, encompassing the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK. 

The programme will have two groups: 

  • 6 Bursaries for 1st year Ph.D. students (Group 1): the winning students will receive €3000 each and will have the opportunity to visit the laboratory of one of the sponsor companies during the second year of their Ph.D. studies. 

  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (Group 2): the winning student will receive €5000 and will present his/her work to potential employers at the annual Savory Flavor and Food Industry Conference in Geneva.  

This initiative is organised by Giract and coordinated by Andrea Cattaruzza, Director of AndCat Ltd and Professor Emeritus Andy Taylor of the University of Nottingham, UK, and is sponsored by Ajinomoto, Angel Yeast, DSM-Firmenich, Givaudan, Kerry, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, Lesaffre International and PepsiCo.  

 Make sure to submit in your application before 31 October, 2023.  

For more details, please visit the GIRACT website

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