Purpose: To honor an IFT member or an institution whose outstanding efforts result in one or more of the following: (1) international exchange of ideas in the field of food technology; (2) better international understanding in the field of food technology; and/or (3) practical successful transfer of food technology to an economically depressed area in a developing or developed nation.
Award: $3,000 honorarium and a plaque from the Bor S. Luh Endowment Fund of Feeding Tomorrow.
Eligibility: A balance between technology transfer and international exchange of ideas is desirable.
The result must be a new, commercially viable process, packaging system, post-harvest preservation system, or other application of food science and technology of direct benefit to the local economy. Although such work could start with joint assessment of the need and potential market, and involve training in the donors laboratories or pilot plant, emphasis is on on-site training and development of sufficient duration (probably at least six months) so the process continues to function and benefit consumers long after the donor has returned home.
Please submit the following documents with your nomination: