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Human Nutrition

Science & Technology Award International 2019

Awarded annually and open to PhD students, this award is about recognizing and rewarding excellence in innovative PhD research related to Human Nutrition. The award will be presented at the European Nutrition Conference, which is planned for 15-18 October 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. This conference is organized by the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS). 
Science & Technology Award International 2019

2019 theme: Personalized nutrition and novel technologies for health in the modern world

The theme for the 2019 award will be ‘personalized nutrition and novel technologies for health in the modern world’. Nominees will be judged based on both the connection to the theme and the quality of their scientific research.

Nominations are open to current PhD students and those who recently obtained their PhD at a university in Europe.

The prize

The award carries a cash prize of €5,000. The three runners-up will each receive €1,000. On top of their prize, all the four finalists will receive an additional €1,000 to cover associated travel and conference registration costs.

Previous winner

In 2018, we granted the Human Nutrition award to Dr. Kathryn Hopperton from the University of Toronto. Kathryn was recognized for the exceptional contribution of her PhD research in the field of PUFA nutrition.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations are open to current PhD students and those who have recently obtained their PhD at a university in Europe.
  • Candidates must not have defended their PhD thesis before 1 January 2019.
  • The nominated work must involve innovative research (fundamental or applied) in the area of personalized nutrition and novel technologies for health in the modern world.

Selection and Judging

From the total number of nominations received, four candidates will be selected as finalist. These four finalist will be invited to present their research results in a short lecture during a special DSM/FENS Symposium, on Thursday 17 October 2019, during the European Nutrition Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The judging committee comprises members from both DSM and FENS.

Nomination

  • Candidates must be nominated by their PhD supervisors (one nominee per supervisor).
  • Nominations need to be accompanied by the following documents, combined into a single PDF submission.
    • An abstract of the candidate’s lecture topic.
    • A list of all accepted publications, including DOI.
    • Copies of key publications (max. three) in full length (not including supplementary files).
    • The candidate’s complete curriculum vitae, including (expected) date of PhD defense.
    • A personal letter of recommendation prepared by the PhD supervisor.

Nomination packages must be compiled into a single PDF document and submitted by e-mail.

Closing Date: 7 July 2019

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