Awards and Recognition
IFT recognizes the many accomplishments that individuals and organizations have made to advance food science and the food industry and to help provide safe, affordable, and nutritious foods to the world. To honor these individuals and organizations, the IFT Awards Program was created. We grant awards, fellowships, and prizes for outstanding accomplishments in all areas of food science and technology, administering 14 Achievement Awards, the Marcel Loncin Research Prize, and the IFT Fellows program.
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IFT Achievement Awards honor outstanding individuals, teams, and organizations for contributions to the profession of food science and technology.
Marcel Loncin Research Prize
This prize is given in even-numbered years to honor and provide funding for an IFT-member or nonmember scientist or engineer conducting basic chemistry/physics/engineering research applied to food processing and improvement of food quality.
Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships
The IFT Foundation offers over 73 undergraduate and 39 graduate scholarship, totaling nearly $175,000.
Congressional Support for Science Award
This award is presented each year to two members of the United States Congress in recognition of their efforts and achievements in making food-related policies that are based on sound science.
Election as an IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred for outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of food science and technology.