Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food

Agropolis Fondation


Grant amount: €20,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 25, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 25, 2021

Applicant type: Faculty Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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Overview:

Preamble

The Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food, hereafter referred to as the “Prize”, was created in 2009 by Agropolis Fondation as a tribute to Prof. Louis Malassis, a French agronomist and agro-economist, an ardent supporter of farmers’ cause, and founder of Agropolis. The Prize was awarded for the first time in March 2010 during the 1st Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), held in Montpellier, France.

Article 1: Objective of the Prize

The Prize, given once every two years, aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and/or capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as to address food security and poverty reduction. The Prize recognizes individuals whose scientific works are not only important contribution to the production of knowledge but are also actively promoting the use of knowledge in addressing current development challenges, and are involved in fomenting collective action across stakeholders. 

Article 2: Modalities in awarding the Prize 

The Prize has three categories which comes with €20,000:

  • Louis Malassis Distinguished Scientist Prize;
  • Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize; and
  • Louis Malassis Prize for Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development.

In the event that the Prize is conferred to a group, the cash prize should be equally divided among the winners. 

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Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for the Prize, candidates should be from any of the following categories, and working in any of the fields stated in Article 1:
    • Academic or research organization, public or private
    • Civil society organizationc
    • Private sector group (e.g., small/medium enterprises
  • A group nomination should consist of no more than three persons.
  • Each nominee (and each member of a group, in the case of a group nomination) should meet the following criteria:
    • For the  “Distinguished Scientist” Category:
      • Holds a PhD degree
      • At least 15 years of professional experience
      • Proven significant contribution in one or various fields covered by the Prize, as stated in Article 1
    • For the  “Young Promising Scientist” Category:
      • Holds a PhD degree
      • At least 5 years of professional experience
      • Demonstrated potential in one or various fields covered by the Prize, as stated in Article 1
      • Should be no more than 40 years old by 01 January 2017
    • For the  “Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development” Category:
      • At least 20 years of professional experience
      • Given to a person still in activity whose professional career is devoted to agricultural development, be it in the field of research, innovation, capacity building, development or policy in any of the fields covered by the Prize, as stated in Article 1
  • A person can be a candidate in only one category.
  • Previous nominees can still apply for the new edition of the Prize.