Tuesday, November 24, 2009
CALL FOR NOMINEES: Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food
The Louis MALASSIS International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food aims to recognize individuals for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting agricultural innovation in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean. The Prize, to be conferred once every two years, is to be awarded for the first time in March 2010.
It consists of two categories:
Louis Malassis Distinguished Scientist Prize is conferred to an outstanding scientist, or a group of scientists, with a PhD degree, with at least 15 years of professional experience and who has made significant contribution in the field covered by the Prize through his/her (or their collective) work. The recipient of the award will receive € 20 000 and a trophy.
Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize is given to an individual, or a group of young scientists, who has carried out original and promising work in the field covered by the Prize. The awardee should be no more than 40 years old by 01 January 2010, have a PhD degree and should have at least five years of professional experience in the field covered by the Prize. The recipient of the award will receive € 20 000 and a trophy.
Deadline for Nominations: January 20, 2010