Global Prebiotic Association to Award Young Researchers

Spring, TX—The Global Prebiotic Association (GPA) is calling for applications for the 2022 GPA Young Researcher Award. The 2022 Award will be given to young scientific researchers who have published 1) fundamental and 2) applied research that advances the science or impact of prebiotics (defined by GPA as a product or ingredient that is utilized in the microbiota producing a health or performance benefit).

In 2022, two grants will be awarded:

  • GPA Young Researcher Award for Fundamental/Primary Research $2,000 USD
  • GPA Young Researcher Award for Applied Research: $2,000 USD

The two winners also will receive a one-year GPA Professional Membership.

“We are thrilled to expand our grant program to honor more young researchers who are advancing the category,” said GPA’s Executive Director Len Monheit. “New research on prebiotics is being released nearly every day underscoring the fact that prebiotics are truly powering the microbiome.” The grants, he added, will help propel more top-tier science.

Additional details about the applications:

  • Topics can cover any aspect of prebiotic research, including gut and other microbiomes.
  • The research must be original and published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • The award program is open to postdoctoral fellows or Ph.D. students.
  • The first author must be younger than 36 years at the application deadline of January 15, 2022.

Applications will be judged by a panel of expert scientists from the prebiotic field, including GPA members and other researchers from around the world, according to the release. The winner will be announced in March 2022.

To learn more and apply, go to PrebioticAssociation.org.

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