Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2019 Richardson‐Applebaum Scholarship Award

For Outstanding Graduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing

The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) is pleased to accept applications for the 2019 Richardson-Applebaum Scholarship Award, which is awarded annually for outstanding graduate student research 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: The competition is open to all graduate students with scholarly interest and career
aspirations in the food distribution system who have completed the degree in 2018 or by
May 31, 2019.

·         One travel stipend for each of the following categories: best Ph.D. Dissertation ($1,500), best M.S. Thesis ($1,500), and best M.S. Case Study ($1,500).
·         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.
·         The Ph.D. recipient is invited to present his/her research during the FDRS Applebaum-Richardson Award Luncheon.

Application steps: Submit the following in PDF format to KathyKelley@psu.edu 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.
·         A copy of the dissertation/thesis/case study.
·         Letter of recommendation from the research paper advisor.

For more information: Please visit the FDRS website at www.fdrsinc.org or contact FDRS’s Vice President of Education: Dr. Kathy Kelley at KathyKelley@psu.edu.

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