European PhD Flavor Research Bursary for first year PhD students - 2018/2019



Applications for European PhD Flavor Research Award & Bursaries. The programme aims to raise the profile of flavor science research in Europe by encouraging students of differing scientific disciplines to engage in innovating flavor-related research PhD projects and thus to advance the exciting and challenging field of flavor science.

Other Criteria

Projects must be designed for the award of PhD or equivalent The student must be formally enrolled in a relevant European university/ institute in 2018 and the project must have started in 2018 or in the academic year 2018/2019 The applicant should not be already sponsored by, and/or bound to, a commercial organization The 7 sponsoring companies are: • DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES • GIVAUDAN • INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC. • KERRY • LESAFFRE INTERNATIONAL • MCLS EUROPE • NESTLE Purpose & Scope of the programme: Award bursaries to a selected number of students who are planning to commence their PhD studies in flavors All documents should be countersigned by the Professor concerned. The application should be sent electronically. Evidence of enrolment in the academic year 2018/2019 at the university/institute should accompany the documents.


EUR 3000 each

You must be studying in one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Ghana, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom


You must be from one of the following countries:


Number of Awards


You must be studying one of the following:

Biology/Life Sciences, Psychology, Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Chemistry, Applied Science, Science and Technology

Host Institution

Any University/Institute in Europe


The one-off bursary of EUR 3000 will be awarded during 2019 to the 6 selected first year PhD students. Bursary payment(s) will be based on research-related invoices countersigned by the respective professors. Invoices can relate to expenses such as purchase of equipment, databases, participation in conferences, visits to laboratories, etc. The 6 winning 1st year PhD students will be offered the opportunity of visiting the laboratory of a selected sponsor company in their second year of studies. Any unused part of the bursary will be handed over to the respective department of the university/institute by December 31, 2019. Bursary winners will need to submit mid and full year short summaries of research progress. The progress reports will be due on June 28, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

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