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The “IDF Professor Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize 2024” is open for submissions

Date: February 29, 2024
Insights type: News, Press Releases
Subject Area: Dairy Science & Technology
Categories: News, Press Releases

IDF is pleased to announce the opening of the third edition of the “IDF Professor Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize” for “early career” scientists, including graduate and postgraduate students who are less than 3 years since graduation from their highest degree attained. The prize is aimed towards the recognition of scientists and/or technologists in the dairy science and technology field.

The winner will receive an honorarium of €400 as well as travel expenses of up to €1,800 to support attendance at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2024 in Paris. The second and third-prize winners will also receive an honorarium. All awardees will present their work before a relevant audience at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2024. For more information, please check the IDF Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize page where you can find all details on how to submit your abstracts.

“The IDF Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize” is an initiative of IDF aimed at promoting the engagement of students, graduates and early career researchers in dairy food science and technology and fostering their focus and dedication on relevant topics for the sector within a wide range of themes”, explains Geoffrey Smithers, member of the Standing Committee on Dairy Science and Technology at IDF.

Awardees are carefully selected by a panel of judges with expertise across a broad range of disciplines related to dairy science and technology and drawn from several standing committees of IDF. Qualifying early career scientists and technologists are invited to make their submissions by May 2, 2024, through IDF at the following e-mail: [email protected]. The applicant’s score will be informed by June 30 to allow for travel arrangements and to be included in the programme of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2024.

2023 awardee, Mr Davor Daniloski, said: “This accolade is motivation and responsibility to continue pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration, to mentor and inspire other scientists, and to contribute even more meaningfully to the field that I am so passionate about. I am deeply grateful for this honour, and I see it not just as achievement but as a springboard to furthering my career aspirations and making a tangible difference in the scientific community”.

About the Prize
The IDF Early Career Scientist Prize has been named in honour of Professor Pavel (Paul) Jelen, a Czech-born scientist who has spent his career based in Canada and the US, developing academic work on Dairy Food Science and Technology, and encouraging, mentoring, and educating students and early-career scientists and technologists, and who recognizes the importance of communication.

About IDF (International Dairy Federation)
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The IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach a global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. A recognized international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices, and regulations are in place to ensure the world’s dairy products are safe and sustainable.

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