Call for proposals - Giract European PhD in Flavor Research Awards


The 15th edition of the Giract European PhD in Flavor Research Awards is now accepting proposals. You have until October 31st to send your application!

The Giract Research awards were created with the goal of raising awareness of the industry and career opportunities to increase the flavor research talent pool in Europe.  

The award selection has two categories: 

  • Six first year PhD students are eligible to win a bursary of EUR 3000, each. Also, these six students will have the opportunity to visit the laboratory of certain sponsor companies during the second year of their PhD studies, by using a part of their winning bursary amount for their travel and stay. This will enable them to obtain a first-hand view of an industry R&D centre. 

  • One final year PhD student is eligible to win an award of EUR 5000. The winner will also be invited to the Savory Flavor and Food Industry Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland as a platform for the winning student to present his/her work to 'potential employers'. 

This fifteenth edition is organised by Giract, in coordination with Andrea Cattaruzza, Director of AndCat Ltd and Professor Emeritus Andy Taylor of the University of Nottingham, UK. Seven Additionally, seven industry sponsors made these awards possible: Ajinomoto, Angel Yeast, Givaudan, Kerry, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, Biospringer by Lesaffre and PepsiCo. 

Make sure to submit your application by October 31st, 2024. 

For more information, please visit the GIRACT website.