E3S EuroSense Student Awards 2020

The European Sensory Science Society is pleased to announce that four awards of €1,500 will be given out to PhD students enrolled at Universities in E3S Member countries.

In addition to the traditional three E3S PhD awards, the board of E3S has decided to dedicate a Special Award in memory of Pieter Punter (1947-2017), following the tradition started at Eurosense 2018. Pieter was an integral backbone of E3S since its inception and an enthusiastic and thought-provoking contributor in the field of sensory consumer research since the 1980s. In agreement with his family and former colleagues, the prize will be awarded to a PhD student working on consumer research or sensometrics, with a taste for consumer diversity. Additionally, candidates should show involvement in debate in the field, so being quite active and outspoken will be a plus. To demonstrate this, the candidates could attach a letter from their supervisor asserting their active and autonomous character, providing own ideas, participating in workshops, volunteering, etc.

The award winners will each receive €1500 after their attendance at the conference to help towards their travel and expenses. The winners will be also asked to prepare a report of their participation in the conference that will be posted on the E3S website.

Applications for the awards are open for students submitting a new abstract for oral or poster presentation.


To apply for this award you must:

  • Be a PHD student enrolled at a University in a E3S member country (including students that were enrolled at a University and defended their thesis since October 2019) and be an E3S member.
  • Submit an extended abstract (see instructions below) before 26 June 2020 to awards@e3sensory.eu as well as submitting a normal abstract online in the normal way through the Eurosense website.

Extended abstracts’ instructions

The extended abstract should be 1000 words and must have the following items:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References

In order to facilitate editing, the following rules should be adhered to:

  • Use A4 page format (210 x 297 mm)
  • Leave 2.5 cm margins at the top, bottom, right and left sides of each page
  • Use Arial font
  • Use size 14 points bold for paper title, size 12 points bold for authors’ names, size 12 points bold for section titles, and size 12 points regular for the text.
  • Use single space between lines.

You must also submit the following:

  • A short CV
  • A supporting letter from a supervisor confirming eligibility of the student
  • A document in which it is indicated the code assigned through the official Eurosense abstract submission system and the national sensory science society that the student is member of.

Further information: http://www.e3sensory.eu/e3s-eurosense-student-awards-2020/

2018 Winners

Journal of The Energy Institute

Frida Felicia Fry Vennerød, University of Oslo, Norway

The development of taste preferences
Oral presentation
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Journal of The Energy Institute

Lapo Pierguidi, University of Florence, Italy

Exploring product complexity dimension: contributions of sensory properties, emotions and individual differences
Oral presentation
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Journal of The Energy Institute

Alessandra De Toffoli, University of Florence, Italy

Psychological traits affect liking and choice of phenol-rich foods
Flash presentation
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Journal of The Energy Institute

Martha Skinner, University of Nottingham, UK

Variation in thermally induced taste response across thermal tasters
Poster presentation
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Journal of The Energy Institute

SISS-E3S Award
Quoc Cuong Nguyen, Nofima, Ås – The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Investigating the influence of different mouth behaviour on expectations of satiation and satiety
Poster presentation
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