Career Start Award

CAREER START AWARD  Sponsored by Dr. Paul Singh

Purpose of the Award
To provide a packaging researcher, who has not yet participated at a IAPRI Conference, with the incentive to be a first time research paper presenter and accelerate their knowledge and understanding of the IAPRI member resources by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of packaging research, testing and education.

Award  One award of $1,000 US            

  • This award is open to any researcher from an IAPRI member who is accepted to present a paper at either an IAPRI World or Member Conference.
  • Applicants must currently be the primary researcher and paper author.
  • In addition, applicants must not have attended any previous IAPRI conferences, but may have participated in an IAPRI conference as a local volunteer.
Winner Selection The winner will be picked by a random drawing of the names from all eligible presenters at the conclusion of the abstract submission deadline.

Application: Career Start Award Application

Presented for the first time at the Twente symposium, the IAPRI Career Start Award (worth $1,000) went to a randomly selected young researcher attending their first IAPRI event. The lucky recipient this year was Mohsin Abbas of the University of Hasselt in Belgium, who delivered his ‘Study on the Oxygen Barrier Properties of PET via Ultrasonic Spray Coating of ZnO Nanoparticles’.
The generous funding for the IAPRI Career Start Award came from Dr. Paul Singh who presented the award