GIRACT European PhD in Flavor Research Awards – Application Deadline: October 31st 2023


The European Sensory Science Society has published our programme on its website!

The Giract European PhD in Flavor Research Awards is now in its 14th edition, thanks to 8 industry sponsors: Ajinomoto, Angel Yeast, DSM-Firmenich, Givaudan, Kerry, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, Lesaffre International and PepsiCo. This consortium aims to raise awareness of the industry and career opportunities in order to increase the flavor research talent pool in Europe.

This fourteenth 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.

  • Six first year PhD students are eligible to win a bursary of EUR 3000, each. Additionally, these six students have 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.
  • One final year PhD students is eligible to win an award of EUR 5000. The winner will also be invited to the Savory Flavor and Food Industry Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland as a platform for the winning student to present his/her work to ‘potential employers’.

Please find below the links to the applications:

Group 1: Bursaries for First Year PhD Students

Group 2: Best PhD Thesis Award for Final Year PhD Students

For more information regarding our programme and how the applications are evaluated please consult the 14th edition Roadmap.

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