Samuel Cate Prescott Award

Purpose: To honor an IFT member who has shown outstanding ability in research in some area of food science and technology.

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

The nominee must, by July 1 of the year of the presentation, (a) be younger than 36 years of age, or (b) have received his or her highest degree within the previous 10 years. Special attention is given to contributions in methodology, competence shown, and effects of the research on advances in food science.

Special Instructions:

Please submit the following documents with your nomination:

  • Nomination Statement; must not be more than four typed pages
  • Numbered List of nominees publications and patents (to save space, refer to them in the nomination statement using these numbers)
  • Letter of Reference


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)