Gerhard J. Haas Award


Purpose: To honor an IFT member for creative research in microbial aspects of food safety.

Award: $3,000 honorarium and a plaque from IFT

Eligibility: The nominee must be actively doing research in microbial aspects of food safety and be 60 years of age or more before December 15 of the year in which the nomination is submitted. The creativity of the research will be a major criterion.

Special Instructions:

Please submit the following documents with your nomination:

  • Nomination Statement; must not be more than four typed pages. Do not include a curriculum vitae or lists of publications, but cite relevant supporting material such as patents, news or magazine articles or publications as appropriate to show the significance of the nominee’s current research activities in microbial food safety.
  • Letter of Reference

Submit a Nomination

2019 Award Nominations

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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)