Funding for PhD students carrying out Flavor research (Giract)

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Date and time 09.07.2021 31.10.2021  
Event Language English
Category Call for proposal
GIRACT is the leading transnational business research and consultancy organization specializing in food ingredients, additives and related fine chemicals and technologies.

The consortium of five industry sponsors aims to raise awareness of the industry and career opportunities in order to increase the flavor research talent pool in Europe. The 5 sponsoring companies are:
  • FIRMENICH
  • GIVAUDAN
  •  KERRY
  • KIKKOMAN
  • LESAFFRE INTERNATIONAL
This 12th 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.


The aim of the program is to promote innovative flavor research amongst PhD students across European universities and research institutes. PhD students enrolled in universities and research institutes in 32 European countries (European Union, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, and Russia) are eligible to apply.

Funding:
  • Best PhD thesis award (EUR 5,000). The winning student will present his/her work to potential employers at the annual Savory Flavor Conference in Geneva
  • 6 Bursaries for 1st–year PhD students (EUR 3,000 each)
The program targets two different groups of PhD students:
  • Group 1 (best PhD thesis award): students who are about to complete their PhD and hence will soon be examining opportunities for employment
  • Group 2 (bursaries for 1st–year PhD students): students who are about to start their PhD studies
This is translated into the following sub-objectives:
  • Publicize the attractions of flavor research so as to pull high caliber students into appropriate PhD courses and then into industry
  • For Group 1:
    • Solicit and evaluate innovative flavor research projects amongst these students
    • Offer the opportunity to the winning student to present his/her work to potential employers at the Annual Savory Flavor & Food Industry Conference, held in Geneva in the spring of each year
  • For Group 2:
    • Award bursaries to 6 selected students who are planning to start their PhD studies in flavor science during the 2021–2022 academic year
    • Give the 6 winning 1st–year PhD students the opportunity to visit the laboratory of sponsor companies during the second year of their PhD studies through use of part of their bursary for travel and accommodation costs.
Who can apply:
You are eligible to apply provided you are
  • enrolled as a PhD student in a European University/Institute (European Union countries, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, and Russia)
  • a PhD student pursuing research in areas relevant to flavor science, technology, processing, chemistry, etc.

Group 1 – best PhD thesis award:
You must be a final–year PhD student, and your research may not be already sponsored by a commercial organization and/or not be bound to it. The winning candidate must be able to present his/her research, including patented work, to program sponsors.
You must be able to submit your application by 31 October 2021 and the final thesis by 15 December 2021.
Please visit this webpage for eligibility and application details.

Group 2 – 1st–year PhD students:
You must have completed a Master degree AND be enrolled for a PhD degree before 31 October 2021.
You may not be already sponsored by a commercial organization and/or not be bound to it
Please visit this webpage for eligibility and application details.
 

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

Organizer

  • EPFL Research Office

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