Include Award in Honor of George Washington Carver

Award Description: Through the Include Award, the IFT community will recognize the work individual(s) or an organization in the science of food have done to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Award: Donation of $3,000 to a social justice organization of the recipient’s choice and a crystal award from IFT.

Eligibility: Individual(s)* or an organization who have impacted the science of food through advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Award Criteria: The nominees efforts result in one or more of the following:

  • Addressing inequalities in the food system through ethical and impactful solutions to tackle aspects of the global food system that make food unaffordable and inaccessible to many.
  • Dismantling systems of exclusion through processes, policies, and practices to ensure an equitable distribution of resources, power, and influence in their workplace or university.
  • Contributing to advance diversity and inclusion within the IFT community through impactful initiatives to increase representation in leadership, increase access to resources IFT offers, and foster the experience of inclusion of communities that have been underrepresented in IFT and the science of food.

Materials to Submit:

  • Nomination Statement (no longer than four typed pages). Nomination statement should include examples of demonstrated impact on the science of food through advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity, and reflect award criteria.
  • Letter of Impact submitted by a person or a representative of a community that was impacted by the individual(s) or organization. This letter should speak to the nominee’s impact on the science of food through advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity, and reflect award criteria.
  • Must submit at least one but can be up to three supporting materials that emphasize the nominee’s the impact and can be in images, PowerPoint presentation, videos, or similar.)

The submissions for the 2022 Achievement Awards are now closed.

2021: Ruth Oniang’o

2020: George Washington Carver