Funding brief: The search is on for the 2019 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food as well as the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Now on its 5th edition, the Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize was created in 2009 to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists in the field as well as to inspire young promising researchers to work towards excellent science in the service of
Three Prizes are at stake in the 2019 edition of the Prize:
● The Young Promising Scientist Prize is awarded to a junior scientist with at least five years of professional experience;
● The Distinguished Scientist Prize is given to a senior scientist with at least 15 years of professional experience;
● The Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development is handed to someone whose professional career is devoted to agricultural development, be it in the field of agriculture and food research, innovation, capacity building, development or policy.
For the 3rd time, the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security, given by leading agri-business Olam International, is awarded in conjunction with Agropolis Fondation’s Malassis Prize. It recognizes an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.
PLM 2019 – Rules and informations: The Prize, given once every two years, aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and/or capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as to address food security and poverty reduction. The Prize recognizes individuals whose scientific works are not only important contribution to the production of knowledge but are also actively promoting the use of knowledge in addressing current development challenges, and are involved in fomenting collective action across stakeholders.
OLAM Prize 2019 – Terms:
● The Prize is to be spent on the research project as detailed in the Application Form.
● The Prize is to be spent on a research project that has the potential to continue for 12 months or longer after the receipt of the award.
● The Prize is designed to help further knowledge and understanding towards food security and scale up innovation and progress towards Sustainable Development Goal #2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (more information on SDG 2 here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?page=view&nr=164&type=230&menu=2059).
Donor Name: Agropolis Fondation and Olam International
Funding name: Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize and OLAM Prize – 2019, Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security
Deadline: 28th, February, 2019, 23:57 (CET, French time)
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: The Distinguished Scientist and the Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development Prizes come with a €20,000 cash prize.
The Young Promising Scientist Prize comes with a €5,000 cash prize and a €15,000 worth of scientific mobility grant to any of the 41 research labs that are part of Agropolis Fondation’s scientific network.
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Eligible organization: As below
● PLM 2019 – Rules and informations:
1. To be eligible for the Prize, candidates should be from any of the following categories, and working in any of the fields stated in Article
1: a. Academic or research organization, public or private;
b. Civil society organization;
c. Private sector group (e.g., small/medium enterprises).
2. A group nomination should consist of no more than three persons. Each nominee (and each member of a group, in the case of a group nomination) should meet the following criteria: a. For the “Young Promising Scientist” Category;
● Holds a PhD degree;
● At least 5 years of professional experience (outside of PhD education);
● Demonstrated potential in one or various fields covered by the Prize, as stated in Article 1;
● Should be no more than 40 years old by 01 January 2019. Due consideration will be accorded to female candidates who have had maternity leave(s).
b. For the “Distinguished Scientist” Category
● Holds a PhD degree;
● At least 15 years of professional experience;
● Proven significant contribution in one or various fields covered by the Prize, as stated in Article 1. c. For the “Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development” Category
● At least 20 years of professional experience;
● Given to a person whose is still professionally active and whose career has been devoted to agricultural development, be it in the field of research, innovation, cap
OLAM Prize 2019 – Terms:
● Research projects in plant science, soil science, nutritional science, agricultural sciences or other field of scientific research impacting food security will be considered for the Prize.
● Applicants will be considered from academic or research organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector.
● The research can be based anywhere in the world, and can be focused on innovation for food security in developed and/or developing countries.
● The research project must be ongoing, and have enough evidence of achieved or potential impact to fulfil the judging criteria.
● Research into the genetic modification of organisms is not eligible for the Prize.
● Olam employees are not eligible for the Prize.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
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