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

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, 8 industry sponsors will continue to support the programme, now in its 14th 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 8 sponsoring companies are:


This 14th 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 purpose is to promote innovative flavor research amongst PhD students across European universities and research institutes.

Award Type: Research Award

Prize Money: 3,000 Euro

Granting Body: Ajinomoto, Angel Yeast, DSM-Firmenich, 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.

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. The applicant must be enrolled in any European university/institute (in any of the n 35 European countries (European Union, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UK) for his/her PhD study Projects must have started or will start in academic year 2023/2024, before October 31st, 2023. 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 2023. All documents should be countersigned by the Professor concerned. Evidence of enrolment in the academic year 2023/2024 at the university/ institute should accompany the documents.

Application/Submission Deadline: 31 Oct 2023

Award Ceremony: 21 Dec 2023

Contact Details

Name: Pritha Pasad

Address: 24 Pré Colomb 1290 Versoix Switzerland

Phone: 41227790500