Student Travel Scholarships and Awards

Applications for the 2021 Student Travel Scholarship are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Because the IAFP European Symposium for Food Safety will be virtual in 2021 (27-28 April 2021), the IAFP European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship will not be offered in 2021.

  • IAFP 2021 Student Travel Scholarship Program

    The International Association for Food Protection recognizes that students from around the world are the future leaders in the field of food safety. Since 2004, the IAFP Foundation has been dedicated to enhancing the career potential of exceptional students through the annual IAFP Student Travel Scholarship Program, which provides full funding for attendance at the Association’s renowned Annual Meeting.

    For the 2021 program year, it is our pleasure to support the travel of up to 20 qualified students to attend IAFP 2021, to be held July 18-21 in Phoenix, Arizona to students from North America, from outside North America, and from countries with developing economies, as determined by the Selection Committee.

    Deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from IAFP Student Members who are enrolled full-time in a graduate or undergraduate program related to food safety. Past scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply. The criteria, which includes instructions on the electronic application process, is available below. Applicants are advised to read the criteria and application process carefully to ensure that all required documents (4 maximum) are included and emailed to Notification of the Selection Committee’s decisions will be communicated to all applicants by April 6, 2021, and scholarship recipients will be formally recognized at the Opening Session of IAFP 2021 on July 18.

    Criteria for and instructions on how to apply for the Student Travel Scholarship are posted on the IAFP website.

  • IAFP European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship

    The IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety will be held virtually 27-28 April 2021. Because of the virtual event, the European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship will not be offered in 2021.

  • IAFP 2021 Student Technical and Poster Award Competition

    IAFP is pleased to offer two student award competitions. Join the competition when submitting an abstract!

    The Developing Scientist Competition is for technical and poster presenters who are students and recent graduates in the field of food safety research. Qualified individuals may enter either the technical or poster competition. Three technical and three poster awards will be given at IAFP 2021. Click here for more information.

    The Undergraduate Award Competition is for poster presenters who are enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of submission. Qualified individuals may enter this poster competition. Two awards will be given at IAFP 2021. Click here for more information.

  • Peanut Proud Graduate Student Scholarship

    Peanut Proud is a nonprofit industry organization, based in Georgia, with the sole purpose of celebrating pride in the peanut industry through humanitarian efforts and recognition of excellence. In 2021, Peanut Proud invites graduate students in the field of food microbiology (U.S. only) – and specifically in the area of peanuts and peanut butter food safety – to apply for a $2,000 academic scholarship. The recipient will also receive travel expenses to attend IAFP 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18-21, 2021, where the scholarship will be presented. Dedicated students are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity. Deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, April 30, 2021.