IPNI Awards

IPNI offers awards to graduate students and scientists.
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Board of Directors offers two awards of interest to graduate students and scientists working in plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients: The "International Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards" and the "IPNI Science Award". More details on each of these awards is given below:

The International Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards are open to applicants who are graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program. Priority is given to the relevance of the proposed research in support of IPNI's mission. Students in the disciplines of soil and plant sciences including agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, and other areas related to plant nutrition are encouraged to apply. Awards of US $2,000 each will be awarded to winners. Review of applications will be conducted on a regional basis, including the following: North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Africa.

Information about the 2015 scholar award process will be available in February 2015.

See previous winners here.

The IPNI Science Award is to be presented each year to one agronomic scientist. Private or public sector agronomists, crop scientists, and soil scientists from all countries are eligible for nomination (no self-nomination please). The recipient receives a plaque and a monetary award of US$5,000 (five-thousand US dollars). The award recognizes outstanding achievements in research, extension, or education which focus on efficient and effective management of plant nutrients and their positive interaction in fully integrated crop production that enhance yield potential. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with ecological crop intensification where productivity is increased and the environment is improved.

Deadline to apply for the 2014 Science Award is September 30, 2014. To learn more about this award and find a nomination form, >click here<.

In 2013, the IPNI Science Award was not presented as the minimum requirements for submissions, as stated in the award guidelines, were not met. Mr. Arthur E. Johnston (pictured), from Rothamsted Research, is the winner of the 2012 IPNI Science Award.