Overview and criteria, Young Researcher Award

This award recognizes an individual in the initial phases of her/his career for the potential to make outstanding scientific contributions to the field of food science and technology and the potential for future scientific leadership.


The nominees may come from any discipline/area within or related to the field of food science and technology, such as microbiology, engineering, chemistry, sensory, science cross-disciplinary. Nominations must be from countries with IUFoST Adhering Bodies (or those who send a signed, written commitment to IUFoST membership*) and may be made by colleagues or the respective Adhering Bodies or Fellows from those countries. Self nominations are not accepted.

Criteria: The individual must be in his/her first tenure-track position or with a reputable research institute, or university, i.e. with the potential for permanent employment, and it must not be more than five years after completing the last postdoctoral position. The individual would normally be less than 35 years of age as of 31 December 2023 and must be a doctorate degree holder with post-doctoral experience. To be considered in evaluation of the nomination by the award jury will be the strength and value of initial contributions to food science and technology through one or more of the following: number of peer-reviewed and other publications, patents, licenses; peer recognition – involvement in review panels and with refereed journal manuscripts; leadership positions; actions to improve the Food Science and Technology education or dissemination in the country or around the world (through courses, workshops, publication, etc.), invitations to speak at national and international conferences; and activities in professional organizations/institutes and awards, if any received.

Nomination Deadline: 31 December 2023.​  Nominations are now closed.

*Letter should be sent directly to IUFoST Secretariat at Secretariat@iufost.org, subject: Request for Membership 

Young Researcher Nomination Formhttps://www.iufost.org/webform/young-researcher-award-nomination-2023

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