Josef G. Knoll European Science Award for Research to End Hunger and Malnutrition

Since 2010 the Foundation fiat panis, a charitable foundation dedicated to research support with the aim to end hunger in the world, is awarding the Josef G. Knoll European Science Award for outstanding research by an early career researcher. The award recognises research which concentrates on solutions to mitigate hunger in countries with food deficit.

To be considered for the award, applicant’s research findings must be application-oriented and should contribute to improving the status of food and nutrition security of a certain local population or help to reduce the impact of hunger (undernutrition and malnutrition).

Preference is given to scientific work that shows how the research findings are applied. Of particular interest for the foundation is scientific work conceived and carried out with the participation of indigenous populations and whose results have been tested under the conditions of the country to which they relate.

The foundation will consider contributions from agricultural sciences, ecology, biology, resource management and protection, nutritional science, geosciences, food technology as well as agroforestry. Projects on agricultural economics and social sciences of development countries are also accepted.

Eligible to apply are early career researchers under the age of 40 as well as teams of researchers whose members have not reached their 40th birthday by the application deadline. They must have completed their doctorate at a European university. In addition, they must have had at least one article published or accepted for publication in an internationally recognised journal or they must have submitted their postdoctoral thesis (Habilitationsschrift).

Applications are submitted on the basis of written work which must have been published or submitted for publication at the time of application. The date of publication should be not more than two years prior the application deadline. The work can be in written German or English.

The value of the award is €30,000.

The deadline for the 2020 award is 30 April 2020.

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