SOT Awards

Food Safety SS Frank C. Lu Early Career Scientist Award

Deadline: February 7

Award Description:

For one abstract to be presented by a meritorious early career scientist trainee at the SOT Annual Meeting; applicants must be early career scientists conducting original research in food safety or related areas and be within 5 years after completion of their PhD at the deadline for submission of applications for this award.

Abstracts will be judged on methodology/approach, uniqueness/creativity inherent in the project, thoroughness of investigation, hypothesis, soundness of judgment used in interpreting results, and relevance to food safety.


Application should include the following:

1. Personal statement (no more than 1 page; 10-point font size) describing how the work described in the abstract fits into the overall early career training and long-term career goals in field of food safety;

2. Copy of submitted abstract;

3. Brief summary of work to be presented, with purpose, rationale, and statement of significance and relevance to food safety (2 pages max; 10-point font size);

4. Letter from primary research advisor or research mentor or manager.

Applications will be evaluated based on abstract quality, relevance to food safety, overall scientific impact, personal statement, and letter of recommendation.

One awardee will be selected and will receive $1000 and a plaque. The award winner will be announced during the FSSS reception at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Contact: Alexandra Lobach

This award is made possible by the Frank C. Lu Food Safety Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment that is managed by the Food Safety Specialty Section.

Award Group: SOT

Application Materials:



Alexandra Lobach