Charles R. Stumbo Graduate Student Paper Competition

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2016 IFTPS Award Programs
Charles R. Stumbo Graduate Student Paper Competition

IFTPS invites papers from students presenting researched progress in methodologies, techniques, system technologies, or other topics relevant to thermal and/or non-thermal processing of food or biological materials including pharmaceuticals to make them shelf stable by inactivating pathogenic and spoilage-causing microorganisms.

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited university program are eligible to enter.
Manuscripts submitted for competition should follow the style provided in J. Food Sci. 55:597.
Only complete manuscripts are accepted (not just abstract). Submit your manuscript in pdf format.

The student author of the award-winning manuscript will receive a cash prize of $2500 and be recognized as a featured speaker at the Institute’s annual meeting.
The second and third place winners will get $1500 and $1000, respectively and a recognition certificate.
All winners will receive free conference and symposium registrations, and a $500 travel grant and up to four nights hotel accommodation for those attending the conference.
As well as, a one-year membership in the Institute including the opportunity to utilize IFTPS’ career employment services for possible placement within the field of thermal processing.

Selection Process
Manuscripts will be evaluated by a jury of IFTPS members for content and relevance to the advancement of knowledge in thermal and/or non-thermal processing used to produce shelf stable foods and biological materials. Selection of the student recipient by the jury will be final and contingent upon the presentation of the paper by the recipient at the IFTPS annual meeting.

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held February 21-26, 2016, Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, USA.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 13, 2016

Please submit FULL MANUSCRIPTS in PDF format by e-mail to Dr. Hosahalli Ramaswamy, Chair, IFTPS Stumbo Student Paper Competition, using the following email: with subject line clearly marked “IFTPS Charles Stumbo Student Paper Competition”.


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Toronto, ON
Tel: 905-271-8338

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