SOT Awards

Food Safety SS Frank C. Lu Graduate Student Award

Deadline: January 15

Award Description:

For one meritorious graduate student abstract presented at the SOT Annual Meeting (graduate students in their later years of training are urged to apply; applicant must still be enrolled into graduate program at award deadline).

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. Copy of submitted abstract;

2. 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; line spacing 1.15);

3. Personal statement (no more than 1 page; 10-point font size, line spacing 1.15) describing how the work described in the abstract fits into the overall graduate training and career goals;

4. Recommendation letter from research adviser; The letter should include statement on contribution of the student in the completion of the work.

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

Winner receives: $600 and a recognition plaque.

Contact: Daniele Wikoff

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:



Daniele Wikoff