The Texture Technologies Quality Research Award will be awarded annually to two authors who write and present high quality research which broadly involves instrumental texture analysis. The objective of the award is to increase awareness among professors and students of the importance of publishing impactful research in sufficient, high-quality detail that allows fellow researchers to replicate and build upon the work.
The two-part award includes recognition for both Cereals & Grains Association published research and oral or poster presentations from the year prior. The Best Paper Award will be selected from Cereal Chemistry or Cereal Foods World. The Best Presentation Award will have presented an oral or poster at the Cereals & Grains Association annual meeting. Submitted papers and posters will be judged by the Texture Technologies Award Committee and awarded during the following year's Cereals & Grains Association annual meeting.
Each award will consist of an engraved plaque and a $1,000 award honorarium.
Nominees are considered based on review of the past year of Cereal Chemistry published articles covering instrumental texture analysis, as well as review of all presentations at the annual meeting covering this same topic.