Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation

The Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation or Oral Chemosensation, made possible by the generous support of The Ajinomoto Corp., is awarded annually to an outstanding junior scientist who is an emerging leader in the field of gustation. The research record should provide evidence of excellence and contributions that have had or are likely to have a major impact on research in the field of gustation. The award is $3,000 and is given during the Welcome/Awards Ceremony on opening night of the Annual Meeting.

All nominations should be submitted using the Online Award Nomination Form. For Award Re-Nomination Guidelines, click hereNominations may be made by AChemS members only.

Nominees should be an AChemS member in good standing and have received their doctoral degrees 15 or fewer years prior to the year of the granting of the award.

Documentation for the nomination should include:

1) A letter of support outlining the important contributions of the nominee.
2) Additional information on the nominee including the current position and title, address, telephone, e-mail address, year of receipt of the PhD and a list of publications (alternately include a full CV).
3) Up to five other supplemental letters of support.
4) Although reprints of the candidate's work are welcome, no more than three should be submitted, and these should be as PDFs or URL links, if possible.

Visit the Past Awardees & Lecturers page to view past winners of the award.