Tuesday, July 28, 2020

2020 Scholarship Awards for Richardson-Applebaum Outstanding Graduate Research on Food Distribution

The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) is pleased to accept applications for the Richardson-Applebaum Outstanding Graduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing. Broadly defined, this area encompasses all economic functions that occur between the farm gate and final consumer.

  • The competition is open to all graduate students with scholarly interest and career aspirations in the food distribution system who have completed the degree between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • Please note: 1) applicants are limited to applying for each category only once and subsequent submissions will be not be considered, 2) only one submission will be accepted per university per category each year, and 3) applications must be submitted by February 1, 2021, there will be no deadline extensions, by the student’s department head/chair using the online submission system: https://bit.ly/FDRS2021application
  • One travel stipend to attend the 2021 Annual Conference 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 2021 FDRS Annual Conference, which will take place in Dallas, TX.
  • The Ph.D. recipient is invited to deliver a 10-minute research presentation during the FDRS Applebaum-Richardson Award Luncheon.
Application steps
Students should save the following, in order, as one PDF file. When labeling the PDF file, please include your first and last name, category (e.g., Best Ph.D.), and name of your university. The final application must be submitted by the student’s department head/chair using the online submission system: https://bit.ly/FDRS2021application
  • 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
  • Letter of recommendation from the research paper advisor
  • A copy of the dissertation/thesis/case study
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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