Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 Food Distribution Research Society Scholarship Award

For Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing

The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) is pleased to accept applications for the 2019 Undergraduate Student Research Paper Competition in the area of food distribution and marketing. Broadly defined, this area encompasses all economic functions that occur between the farm gate and final consumer.

Eligibility: This competition is open to all undergraduate students with scholarly interest and career
aspirations in the food distribution system.

  • A travel stipend of $1,000 for the best Undergraduate Student Research Paper.
  • Complimentary one-year FDRS student membership.
  • Complimentary conference registration fees and recognition at the 2019 FDRS Annual Conference scheduled for October 18-22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

Application Steps: Submit the following in PDF format to by May 31, 2019. When labeling your PDF files, please include your first and last name.
  • Statement of Intent form.
  • Cover letter that includes a brief synopsis of academic training, any food industry experience and/or research experience and career interests and goals.
  • The complete research paper. Write the research paper following the formatting guidelines provided on page 2 and 3.
  • Letter of recommendation from the research paper advisor.

For more information: Please visit the FDRS website at: or contact FDRS’s Vice President for Education: Dr. Kathy Kelley at

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