Nestlé Young Scientist Awards

2 awards each worth 1000 EUR*

Call for Nominations

FOP 2020 is pleased to announce the 2020 Nestlé Young Scientist Awards to recognize excellence of scientists in the early stage of their careers in food science and engineering.

The purpose of the awards is to stimulate researchers for excellent contributions to food science and engineering with a demonstrated potential for translation into innovative products & services in the food industry.


Candidates must be in their early stage of scientific careers. This means at the time of FOP 2020 candidates must be enrolled as students in good standing in a PhD program in the field of food science and engineering in any university worldwide or must have obtained their PhD degree in the field of food science and engineering not longer than three years ago.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence of candidate (provide recent academic transcripts, list of publications)
  • Scientific excellence: Level of scientific challenge tackled by candidate
  • Demonstrated potential for translation into innovative food products & services: Candidate must provide convincing evidence that the scientific discovery can be used to overcome current challenges in the agri-food-nutrition sector, and/or can be translated into a product, process or service and must show innovativeness /novelty of solution and relevance to market needs
  • Environmental sustainability: Evidence and quality of contribution to sustainable nutrition or food security
  • Entrepreneurship: Evidence and quality of entrepreneurial steps planned or already taken to turn the idea into reality.


Application Process

Candidates must apply using this template and send their application dossier to the conference organization (Susana Fiszman at latest by 31st May.


Awardees will be selected amongst those attendees delivering an oral presentation during the FOP 2020 by the scientific committee of the conference and a Nestlé representative. There will be in total 2 awards each worth 1000 EUR*. Awards will be granted during the conference by a Nestlé representative.


Additional Conditions

FOP 2020 and Nestlé shall have full discretion to select award recipients or to withhold any award in case no application fulfills the requirements. With submission of the application, the applicant accepts these conditions.



*taxes excluded