Carl R. Fellers Award

Purpose: To honor a member of IFT and Phi Tau Sigma who has brought honor and recognition to the profession of food science and technology through a distinguished career in that profession displaying exemplary leadership, service and communication skills that enhance the effectiveness of all food scientists in serving society.

: $3,000 honorarium from Phi Tau Sigma and a plaque from IFT

Eligibility: Nominee must have been a Professional Member of IFT for at least fifteen years before the nomination deadline of December 15th. Nominees who are not members of Phi Tau Sigma shall be simultaneously elected to Phi Tau Sigma membership by that organization upon selection as recipient of the Carl R. Fellers Award.

In considering the further qualifications of nominees, priority shall be given to a record of achievement in communicating to the profession, to governmental and international agencies and/or to the public scientific information relative to the quality, wholesomeness, safety, nutritive value and other aspects of food and the food supply; in bringing individuals into the profession; and/or in propagating knowledge of the importance of the profession to the public, governmental agencies, and scientific and academic communities.

Special Instructions:
The Nomination Statement must not be more than four typed pages.

Required Reading

Nomination Statement Requirements:

  • Not to exceed four typed pages
  • Include educational background, professional affiliations, honors, and appointments of nominee
  • List offices held (IFT, section, division) and dates; committees served on (IFT, section, division) and dates; and other IFT activities
  • Explain why this individual should receive this award (refer to the “Eligibility” section in the award description as shown below)

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