Global Award

Introducing the award

The PSNA's prestigious award for early-career  phytochemists and plant molecular biochemists is the Elsevier/Phytochemistry  Young Investigator Award, sponsored by the journal Phytochemistry from  Elsevier.

It is a biennial award granted to an individual who has exhibited exceptional creativity in and  dedication to the field of phytochemistry, plant biochemistry, or plant  molecular biology. The recipient will receive $10,000 for proposed research and  up to $2,000 for travel and lodging to present a lecture at the PSNA  meeting. The recipient will receive half of the prize money at the previous PSNA  meeting and half upon submission of a substantive and original review paper to  Phytochemistry within the next calendar year.

PSNA members are encouraged to nominate candidates and  eligible candidates to submit applications to the Chair of the PSNA Awards  Committee, Dr. David Gang, at Eligibility criteria and  instructions to apply are available on the society's website at The nominations deadline has now passed.


Nicole Clay
Yale University, USA


Aimee L.  Eggler
Purdue University, USA

The award was introduced in 2012 to help dynamic young scientists who did receive their doctoral degree not more than 10 year ago and currently lead an independent research program in the broader areas of phytochemistry at a university, or at a government- or not-for-profit research institute.

Applicants must be current PSNA members to be eligible. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, four-page research plan, budget, one-page budget justification, and three letters of recommendation. The Applications will be evaluated by society representatives who will also select the winner. The winner will be announced at the PSNA meeting of the same year and is invited to held a presentation at the following PSNA meeting.

The award consists of a cheque for $10,000 and a certificate. It will be presented at the annual meeting of the PSNA meeting in the year the winner is selected.