FSFF/IDF Young Scientist Award

A Young Scientist Award will be presented to an outstanding researcher during the 3rd Food Structure and Functionality Forum Symposium and the 3rd IDF Symposium on Microstructure of Dairy Products. The award will recognize contributions to the field of food and/or dairy structure and functionality.

During the conference, the nominee will address an international community of high-level researchers gathered to learn about the latest findings in food, dairy structure and functionality. This unique experience demonstrates our on-going commitment to nurturing the next generation of scientists in the field.


The young scientist can be at any point in their career, whether as a professional in academia, government or industry, but must be aged 40 years or under. Each nomination package must include an introductory letter by a nominator, an abstract of the scientist’s research presentation, a recent CV, a 2-page statement of accomplishments in food and/or dairy structure and functionality as well as a letter of support from a colleague or professor. The nomination package must be submitted by March 31, 2018 through the FSFF/IDF Young Scientist Award website at: https://elsevier.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=4203&language=en-uk


The candidate should have a proven track-record of internationally-recognized research in the field of food and/or dairy structure and functionality, and demonstrate a clear vision of his/her future research initiatives in the field. Importantly, the chosen nominee will clearly articulate and demonstrate the ability to be a future leader in the field of food and/or dairy structure and functionality.

An official representative from the FSFF/IDF organizing committee will contact the selected nominee no later than April 10, 2018. The chosen young scientist will have his/her economy class airfare and accommodation costs covered up to a total of 1,000 USD to participate in the joint FSFF/IDF conference taking place in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from June 3-6, 2018. Registration will be complementary.

During the conference, the Young Scientist will address a global audience for 20 minutes. The Young Scientist presentation will follow the keynote speaker in the final session and be followed by volunteer abstract presentations. He or she will join over 200 other food scientists to experience this global event.