Giract’s 14th edition of European PhD Flavor Research Programme for the Academic Year 2023/24

Giract is proud to announce that, following the success of its unique and innovative programme to promote flavor research amongst PhD students in Europe across various universities and institutes, 8 industry sponsors will continue to support the programme, now in its fourteenth year. This consortium aims to raise awareness of the industry and career opportunities in order to increase the flavor research talent pool in Europe.

The 8 sponsoring companies are:

Ajinomoto, Angel Yeast, DSM-Firmenich, Givaudan, Kerry, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, Lesaffre and Pepsico.

This fourteenth edition is organised by Giract, in coordination with Andrea Cattaruzza, Director of AndCat Ltd and Professor Emeritus Andy Taylor of the University of Nottingham, UK.


To promote innovative flavor research amongst PhD students across European universities and research institutes. PhD students enrolled in universities and research institutes in 35 European countries (European Union, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UK) are eligible to apply.

The project targets two different groups of PhD students:

  • Group 1: students who are about to commence their PhD studies
  • Group 2: students who are about to complete their PhD and hence will soon be examining opportunities for employment

Six first-year students have the chance to win a bursary of EUR 3000, each, to fund their research and have the exclusive opportunity to visit the laboratory facilities of one the programme partners.

One final-year student has the chance to win EUR 5000 and attend GIRACT’s exclusive Savory Flavor and Food Industry Conference.

Application deadline: October 31, 2023

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