24 Jan 2018

2018 IPNI Scholar Award is open for application

January 24, 2018. Penang, Malaysia – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2018 IPNI Scholar Award. Individual prizes of USD 2,000 will be awarded directly to winners with no specific duties required of them. Deadline has been set for 25 April 2018.

“We are very pleased with the increasing interest for the IPNI Scholar Award program over the years, which attracted many high quality applicants. The 2018 competition is now open and we cordially invite graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients from universities and agricultural research centers to send in their applications,” said Dr. Thomas Oberthür, IPNI Director of Southeast Asia Program.

The global representation of universities and the wide array of fields of study submitted have been impressive. The IPNI selection committee, which consists of IPNI scientific staff from all regions, goes through a rigorous selection process every year with strict guidelines to select the winners. Recipients of the Scholar Award have made their institutions proud. The following students were recipients of the IPNI Scholar Award in Southeast Asia in the past.
    • 2017: Mr. Hayat Ullah, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
    • 2016: Mr. Chuck Chuan Ng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
    • 2015: Ms. Nantiya Panomjan, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
    • 2014: Ms. Suzie Haryanti Husain, Universiti Teknology Mara, Malaysia
    • 2013: Mr. Alagie Bah, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    • 2012: Mr. Choon Cheak Sim, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    • 2011: Mr. Fabien F. Tengoua, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    • 2010: Mr. Ngai Paing Tan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, and Mr. Suphasit Sitthaphanit, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
    • 2009: Mr. José Alvaro Cristancho Rodriguez, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    • 2008: Mr. Trinh Quang Khuong, Cuu Long Rice Research Institute, Vietnam
    • 2007: Mrs. Nunuk Suprihati, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Funding for the Scholar Award program is provided through support of IPNI member companies, primary producers of nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and other plant nutrients. Graduate 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. More information is available from the IPNI website here.

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About IPNI
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science-based organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of people. Through cooperation and partnerships with respected institutions around the world, IPNI adds its strength to agronomic research, education, demonstrations, training, and other endeavors. Best management practices for nutrient stewardship encourage the concept of 4Rs - applying the right nutrient source, at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place. To learn more about IPNI, please visit: www.ipni.net

Gavin Sulewski, IPNI Editor
Email: gsulewski@ipni.net

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