Student Travel Scholarships and Awards

IAFP 2020 Student Travel Scholarship Program
2020 IAFP European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship
IAFP 2020 Student Technical and Poster Award Competition
Peanut Proud Graduate Student Scholarship

Applications for the 2020 Student Travel Scholarship are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The deadline for applications for the 2020 IAFP European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship is 7 January 2020.

  • IAFP 2020 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 2020 program year, it is our pleasure to support the travel of up to 20 qualified students to attend IAFP 2020, to be held August 2-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Through generous contributions to the IAFP Foundation, scholarships will be awarded 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 18, 2020 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 are included through the Fluid Review website and received no later than the February 19 deadline. Notification of the Selection Committee’s decisions will be communicated to all applicants by April 3, 2020, and scholarship recipients will be formally recognized at the Opening Session of IAFP 2020 on August 2.

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

  • 2020 IAFP European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship

    The International Association for Food Protection is pleased to offer the 2020 scholarship to support the travel of two qualified students to attend the 2020 IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety in Munich, Germany, 7-9 April 2020. Through generous contributions to the IAFP Foundation, this scholarship will be awarded to two students residing in Europe and enrolled full-time in a college or university food safety-related degree program in Europe.

    Applications were accepted electronically through Tuesday 7 January 2020 from IAFP Student Members who are living in Europe and enrolled full-time in a graduate or undergraduate program in Europe related to food safety. Past scholarship recipients were not eligible to apply. Notification of the Selection Committee’s decision will be communicated to all applicants by February 5, 2020, and the scholarship recipients will be formally recognized during the 2020 IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety.

    Criteria for and instructions on how to apply for the 2020 IAFP European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship are now posted on the IAFP website.

  • IAFP 2020 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 2020. 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 2020. 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 2020, 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 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio, August 2-5, 2020, where the scholarship will be presented. Dedicated students are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity. Deadline to apply for this scholarship is Thursday, April 30, 2020.