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GIRACT: European PhD in Flavor Research Awards: 6 Bursaries for First Year PhD Students

Purpose: To promote Flavor Research amongst PhD Students in Europe.
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, 5 industry sponsors will continue to support the programme, now in its 12th 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 5 sponsoring companies are:


This 13th 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.
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.

Award Type: Research Award

Prize Money: 3,000 Euro

Granting Body: Givaudan, Kerry, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, Lesaffre International, PepsiCo

Other Benefits or Honours: Six first year PhD Students have the opportunity to win a one-off bursary of EUR 3000, each. The 6 winning 1st year PhD students will also be offered the opportunity of visiting the laboratory of a selected sponsor company in their second year of studies (Covid permitting).

Research Field: Flavor Research

Eligibility: First year PhD students are eligible to apply to the programme. Projects must be designed for the award of PhD or equivalent. he applicant must be enrolled in any European university/institute (in any of the 32 countries including European Union countries, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey and Russia) for his/her PhD study Projects must have started or will start in academic year 2022/2023, before October 31st, 2022. The applicant should not be already sponsored by, and/or bound to, a commercial organization

Requirements: The application form can be found on the website. Applications must be submitted electronically along with required documents to by 31st October 2022. All documents should be countersigned by the Professor concerned. Evidence of enrolment in the academic year 2022/2023 at the university/ institute should accompany the documents.

Application/Submission Deadline: 31 Oct 2022

Award Ceremony: 21 Dec 2022

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