International prizes for agriculture and food – deadline Feb. 28

CALS Global is available to work with interested faculty and staff in developing and submitting nominations and research project proposals. 1. Agropolis Foundation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize (€ 20,000 award) and 2. Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security ($75,000 research project grant).


Agropolis Foundation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize recognizes individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean Region in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction.

The Prize consists of the following categories:

  • Young Promising Scientist Prize is given to a young individual, or a group of young scientists, who has carried out original and promising work in the field covered by the Prize.
  • Distinguished Scientist Prize is conferred to an outstanding scientist, or a group of scientists who has made significant contribution in the field covered by the Prize through his/her (or their collective) work.
  • Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development Prize is awarded to a person still in activity whose professional career is devoted to agricultural development, be it in the field of research, innovation, development or policy.

The winner in each category will receive prize worth € 20,000. Application is open to all stakeholders from the academic or research organization (private or public), a civil society organization (e.g., NGO, farmers organizations), or a private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises).

Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security recognizes an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

The winning research project will receive USD 75,000. The Prize is open to ground-breaking scientific research projects from academic or research institutions, civil societies and the private sector, and can focus on any region, environment, crop or part of the supply chain.

Olam International is a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 66 countries. In 2016 Fortune recognized Olam in the Top 50 companies in its ‘Change the World’ list for its work with smallholder farmers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE for both Prizes: 28 February 2019, 23:59 (CET, French Time)

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