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Animal Nutrition (Americas)

Science & Technology Award

Awarded annually and open to PhD students, this award is about recognizing and rewarding excellence in innovative PhD research in the field of animal sciences. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the ASAS Midwest Section, on 13 March 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Science & Technology Award Asia 2018

2019 theme: Animal Nutrition contributing to Sustainable Animal Farming

The theme of the 2019 award is Animal Nutrition contributing to Sustainable Animal Farming. Nominations must relate to PhD research dealing with topics of ruminant, pig or pet nutrition including, but not limited to, digestion and absorption, gastro-intestinal functionality, or animal performance. Nominees will be judged based on both the contribution to the theme and the quality of the scientific research.

We team up with the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section (ASAS). Nominations are open to current PhD students and those who recently obtained their PhD at a university in the Americas.

The prize

The award carries a cash prize of $5,000. The three runners-up will each receive $1,000. On top of their prize, all the four finalists will receive an additional $1,000 to cover associated travel and conference registration costs.

Previous winner

In 2018 we granted the animal science award to Long Pan, from China Agricultural University Beijing. China. Dr. Pan was recognized for the exceptional contribution of his PhD research to the field of Swine Nutrition.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations are open to current PhD students or those who have recently obtained their PhD at a university in the Americas.
  • Candidates must not have defended their PhD dissertation before 1 January 2018.
  • The nominated work must focus on innovative research – fundamental or applied – in the general area of Animal Nutrition contributing to Sustainable Animal Farming.

Selection and Judging

From the total number of nominations received, four candidates will be selected for the final judging round that will take place on 13 March 2019 at the annual meeting of the ASAS Midwest Section in Omaha, Nebraska. These four candidates will be invited to present their research results in a short lecture during a special DSM - ASAS Symposium to be held at the annual meeting of the ASAS Midwest Section. A judging committee comprising members from the DSM and ASAS community will select the winner at the commencement of the symposium.

Nomination

Candidates must be nominated by their PhD supervisors (one nominee per supervisor). Nominations need to be accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • An abstract (according to ASAS guidelines) of the candidate’s lecture topic.
  • Copies of key publications (maximum 3) in full length (not including supplementary files).
  • The candidate’s complete curriculum vitae, including GPA, publications and (expected) date of PhD defense (if not defended already).
  • An application letter where the candidate describes his or her accomplishments and future goals.
  • Two letters of recommendations – one prepared by the PhD supervisor.

Nomination packages must be compiled in a single PDF document and submitted here.

Closing Date: 31 January 2019.