The European Sensory Science Society is pleased to announce that four awards of €1,500 will be given out to PhD students enrolled at Universities in E3S Member countries.

In addition to the traditional three E3S PhD awards, the board of E3S has in fact decided to dedicate a Special Award in memory of Pieter Punter (1947-2017). Pieter has been an integral backbone of E3S since its inception and he has been an enthusiastic and thought-provoking contributor in the field of sensory consumer research since the 1980s.

In agreement with his family and former colleagues, the prize will be awarded to a PhD student working on consumer research or sensometrics, with a taste for consumer diversity. Additionally, candidates should show involvement in debate in the field, so being quite active and out-spoken will be a plus. To demonstrate this, the candidates could attach a letter from their supervisor asserting their active and autonomous character, providing own ideas, participating in workshops, volunteering, etc.

The award winners will each receive €1500 after their attendance at the conference to help towards their travel and expenses. The winners will be also asked to prepare a report of their participation in the conference that will be posted on the E3S website.


To apply for this award you must

  • Be a PHD student enrolled at a University in a E3S member country (including students that that were enrolled at a University and defended their thesis since October 2017) and be an E3S member.
  • Submit an extended abstract (see instructions below) before 1 May 2018 to Carolina Chaya (awards@e3sensory.eu) as well as submitting a normal abstract online in the normal way through the Eurosense website

Extended abstracts’ instructions

The extended abstract should be 1000 words and must have the following items:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References

In order to facilitate editing, the following rules should be adhered to:

  • Use A4 page format (210 x 297 mm)
  • Leave 2.5 cm margins at the top, bottom, right and left sides of each page
  • Use Arial font
  • Use size 14 points bold for paper title, size 12 points bold for authors’ names, size 12 points bold for section titles, and size 12 points regular for the text.
  • Use single space between lines.

You must also submit the following:

  • A short CV
  • A supporting letter from a supervisor confirming eligibility of the student
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