Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award

2017 Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award

The Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award is a travel grant for professionals to attend the AACCI Annual Meeting. The candidate for the award must

  • Be an AACCI member
  • Be a new professional in their career less than eight years as of March 1 of the year of application.
The candidate can apply for the travel award or can be nominated. Achievements and participation in AACCI activities will be considered in relation to the age and experience of the candidate.

The award will be considered a travel grant in which the recipient must attend the AACCI Annual Meeting in the year of the award. Up to two $750 awards are available. In addition, a one-year membership to the division of the recipient’s choice will be awarded to the recipient(s). The registration fee to the annual meeting will be waived, as well as admission to a division function at the annual meeting. Previous Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award recipients are eligible to apply for future awards, but they are limited to receiving this award three times within the eight-year time frame. To be considered for future awards, applicants must submit a new application each year. If an award has been made to a candidate, but the candidate cannot attend the meeting, the candidate will not receive the benefits of the award. The candidate can re-apply the following year provided that they meet the eligibility criteria.

    Purpose

    To recognize AACCI members who are new in their professional careers and who will become the next generation of leaders in the field of grain science and technology.

    Scope

    The AACCI Foundation Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award is presented to an individual establishing a career in grain science and technology. An emphasis on encouraging the involvement of the next generation of grain scientists is essential to the future of AACCI. The Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award is a travel grant for new professionals to attend the AACCI Annual Meeting. This award aims to develop the leaders of tomorrow by providing them the opportunity to attend the AACCI Annual Meeting to network with other members of the organization. This award is not intended to be used as a student travel grant. This award is for nonstudent AACCI members.

    Award

    The award will be considered a travel grant in which the recipient must attend the AACCI Annual Meeting in the year of the award. Up to two $750 awards are available. In addition, a one-year membership to the division of their choice will be awarded to the recipient(s) and the registration fee to the annual meeting will be waived, as well as admission to a division function at the annual meeting.

    Eligibility

    The candidate for the award must be an AACCI member interested in some aspect of grain science and technology. This award is for new professionals who have been in their career less than eight years as of March 1 of the year of application. Preference will be given to nominees or applicants with a demonstrated need for the support to attend the AACCI. Annual Meeting. Previous Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award recipients are eligible to apply for future awards, but they are limited to receiving this award three times within the eight-year time frame. To be considered for future awards, the person must submit a new application each year. If an award has been made to a candidate, but the candidate cannot attend the meeting, the candidate will not receive the benefits of the award. The candidate can re-apply the following year provided that they meet the eligibility criteria.

    Application Procedure

    The 2017 application process is now closed.
    Nomination packets should contain the following:

    • 2017 Application Form (now closed)
    • An application cover sheet that includes the applicant’s name, educational background and current position and economic need.
    • A resume that is no more than two pages, including supporting data and descriptions of previous AACCI involvement, as well activities in grain science and technology.
    • Nomination letter (or letter of context if self nominating)

    Nomination packets must be emailed as one.pdf file (include full name and PINNEY2017 as the file name) to the AACCI Foundation by March 3, 2017, attention of Cindy Scheller. Questions regarding the award or nomination process can be directed to the Pinney Travel Award Committee Chair.

    Previous Award Winners

    2017

    Bin Zhang, South China University of Technology, China

    2016

    Florence Uchendu National Open University of Nigeria in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

    2015

    Katharina Scherf,  Deutsche Forschungsanstalt Fur Lebensmittelchemie, Germany

    2014

    Bram Pareyt, KU Leuven, BELGIUM

    2013

    Constance Chiremba, Agric Research Council, Grain Crops Institute, South Africa
    Jovin Hasjim, University of Queensland, Australia 

    2012:

    Lisa Casper, Food Development Centre, Canada
    Larisa Cato, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia

    2011:

    Buddhi Lamsal, Iowa State University

    2010:

    Bhimalingeswarappa Geera
    Maria Omary, Cal State University

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