11th Flavor Research Programme 2020/21

  • Partial Funding
  • European Universities
  • PhD
  • Flavor Research
  • International Students
  • Switzerland
  • 10/30/2020
Expires in
108 Days

Scholarship Description:

Giract is proud to announce that, following the success of its unique and innovative programme to promote flavor research amongst PhD students in Europe across various universities and institutes, 7 industry sponsors will continue to support the programme, now in its eleventh year. This consortium aims to raise awareness of the industry and career opportunities in order to increase the flavor research talent pool in Europe.

The 7 sponsoring companies are:

  • DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES
  • FIRMENICH• GIVAUDAN
  • KERRY• KIKKOMAN
  • LESAFFRE INTERNATIONAL
  • MCLS EUROPE

This eleventh edition is organised by Giract, in coordination with Andrea Cattaruzza, Director of AndCat Ltd and Prof. Andy Taylor of the University of Nottingham, UK.The purpose of this project is to promote innovative flavor research amongst PhD candidates across European universities and research institutes. PhD students enrolled in Universities and research institutes from 32 European countries including 27 European Union countries, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey and Russia are eligible to apply in the programme. The project targets two different groups of PhD students:

Group 1: students who are about to complete their PhD and hence will soon be examining opportunities for employment

Group 2: students who are about to commence their PhD studies

This is translated into the following sub-objectives:

Publicise the attractions of flavor research so as to pull high calibre students into appropriate PhD courses and then into industry

For Group 1:

  • Solicit and evaluate innovative flavor research projects amongst these students
  • Provide the Annual Savory Flavor & Food Industry Conference, held in Geneva in the spring of each year, as a platform for the winning student to present his/her work to 'potential employers'

For Group 2:

  • Award bursaries to 6 selected students who are planning to commence their PhD studies in flavor science during the 2020/2021 academic year
  • Enable the 6 winning 1st year PhD students the opportunity of visiting 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

Degree Level:

11th Flavor Research Programme 2020/21 is available to undertake PhD level programs at .

Available Subjects:

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

Eligible Nationalities:

All over the world.

Scholarship Benefits:

Group 1: An award of EUR 5000 will be presented to the author of the best thesis

Group 2: A bursary of EUR 3000 each will be awarded to 6 selected students. In addition, the 6 winning 1st year PhD students will be offered the opportunity of visiting the laboratory of a selected sponsor company during the second year of their PhD studies, by using a part of their winning bursary for their travel and stay. This will enable them to obtain a first-hand view of an industry R&D centre.

Eligibility Criteria:

Group 1:

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 2020 can be considered

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

 

Group 2:

Projects must be designed for the award of PhD or equivalent

The student must be formally enrolled in a relevant European university/ institute in 2020 and the project must have started in 2020 or in the academic year 2020/2021

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

Application Procedure:

Group 1:

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 to be sent on or before December 15, 2020.

Group 2:

All documents should be countersigned by the Professor concerned. The application should be sent electronically to [email protected] Evidence of enrolment in the academic year 2020/2021 at the university/institute should accompany the documents.

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