GENERAL AWARD INFORMATION

FRANK PANYKO AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

The Frank Panyko Distinguished Service Award recognizes major contributions to FDRS over an extended time period. Criteria are 1) more than 10 years of continuous membership in FDRS, 2) demonstration of outstanding service and leadership in FDRS, and 3) nomination by an FDRS member in good standing.  Self-nominations are also accepted.  In addition, the nominee is expected to have exhibited exemplary efforts in promoting FDRS, provided outstanding training and guidance to in-coming FDRS leadership, and provided outstanding support in mentoring FDRS members. To be considered for the award, please email a copy of the nominee’s 1) CV and a 2) One page summary of accomplishments and service to:

R. Karina Gallardo
Washington State University
Puyallup Research and Extension Center
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371
Karina_Gallardo@wsu.edu

PATRICK J. BYRNE AWARD FOR EMERGING LEADERSHIP

The Emerging Leadership Award recognizes and encourages serving FDRS in a leadership capacity. Nominees must: 1) have made outstanding contributions to the profession 2) have no more than 10 years of continuous service in FDRS, 3) have served on the Board, 4) have not served as President of FDRS, 5) have made documented contributions to the organization, 6) have demonstrated evidence of continued involvement in FDRS leadership, and 7) be nominated by an FDRS member in good standing. Self-nominations are also accepted.  To be considered for the award, please email a copy of the nominee’s 1) CV and a 2) One page summary of accomplishments and service to:

R. Karina Gallardo
Washington State University
Puyallup Research and Extension Center
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371
Karina_Gallardo@wsu.edu

The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15th, 2018. If you have questions or concerns, please contact FDRS President Elect, Karina Gallardo at:

R. Karina Gallardo
Washington State University
Puyallup Research and Extension Center
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371
Karina_Gallardo@wsu.edu

RICHARDSON-APPLEBAUM AWARD

For Outstanding Graduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing

The Richardson-Applebaum Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the society for outstanding graduate student research in food distribution and marketing. This scholarship fund is partly named after William Applebaum, Chief of Staff, Market Research Division: The Kroger Grocery and Baking Company; Assistant General Manager, Stop & Shop, Inc; and Lecturer on Food Distribution and Comparative Marketing, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

During his lifetime “Bill” Applebaum continually challenged the Food Distribution Research Society to seek improvements in the food industry. As a founder and supporter of FDRS, Bill allowed the society to name its student research awards and fund after him, and he made a substantial contribution to the fund. The first scholarship was awarded in 1978. Bill did not live to see it presented, but his example and leadership have caused other industry leaders to contribute to this tax deductible fund. The fund has been renamed as the Richardson-Applebaum Memorial Fund. Contributions may be made directly to the Food Distribution Research Society.

Contributed funds are invested, and scholarships are given each year to outstanding graduate students studying food distribution and marketing. Originally, the award was $500.00. In 1983, the award was increased to $750, and in 1987 it increased again to $1,000. In 1988, there were more changes. An award of $1,000 was specified for the Ph.D. degree level competition, and an award for $500 at the M.S. degree level was initiated. In 1998, the amounts of these two awards were increased to $1,250 for the Ph.D. and $750 for the M.S. levels of competition. Today, awards are presented for three categories (1)  $1,500 for the best Ph.D Dissertation, (2) for the $1,500 for the best M.S. Thesis, and (3) $1,500 for the best M.S. Case Study or M.S. Professional Research Paper or M.S. Case Study. The last category is for M.S. Students following a non-thesis program.

In addition to cash stipends, recipients also receive complimentary student membership to FDRS and are recognized at the FDRS Annual Conference. The recipients’ conference registration and domestic travel expenses are paid by the society. The Ph.D. recipient is also invited to present his/her dissertation research at the conference.

Doug Richardson has been a longstanding leader within FDRS. He served as an executive with American Home Foods and became President of the Food Distribution Research Society in 1985. Doug has since managed the Richardson-Applebaum Trust for FDRS and has been a champion of emerging scholarly research in the area of food distribution. The Society voted to add his name to the award in 2013 in recognition for his outstanding leadership and dedication to this award and the Society.

You can learn more about submitting an application for the Richardson-Applebaum Award in the 2019 Call for Applications as well as the 2019 Statement of Intent.  The submission deadline is May 31st, 2019. For a list of past recipients click here.  For more information, contact Kathy Kelley, Vice President of Education, at:

Kathy Kelley
Penn State University
6 Tyson Bldg.
University ParkPA 16802
Email: 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION RESEARCH SOCIETY AWARD

For Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing

The Food Distribution Research Society scholarship is being sponsored by the Society to recognize outstanding undergraduate research papers in food distribution and marketing. Broadly defined, this area encompasses all economic functions that occur between the farm gate and final consumer. This new opportunity is open to all undergraduate students with scholarly interest and career aspirations in the food distribution system.

A cash stipend of $1,000 is awarded to the best undergraduate research paper. In addition, the recipient receives complimentary student membership to FDRS and is recognized at the FDRS Annual Conference. The recipient’s conference registration and domestic travel expenses are also paid by the society.

You can learn more about submitting an application for the Food Distribution Research Society Award in the 2019 Undergraduate Call for Applications as well as the  2019 Undergrad Statement of Intent.  The submission deadline is May 31st 2019.

RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION AWARD

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communication recognizes outstanding basic or applied research in food distribution and marketing. Selection is made from journal articles published between annual conferences.

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