The Mosaic Company Foundation Award – Nominations due by October 20, 2014
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The Mosaic Company Foundation Award – Nominations due by October 20, 2014

July 15, 2014   |   ShareThis

Name of Award:
“The Mosaic Company Foundation Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research in the area of Plant Nutrition”.
  • To recognize, incentivize and award a doctoral student of truly exceptional ability and originality of thought and contribution in the field of Plant Nutrition.
  • To build linkages with Indian scientific community who champion the use of K, S & Zn in promoting balanced crop nutrition.
Nature of the Award:
  • Cash prize ($ 2,500), Gold Medal & Trophy, instituted by The Mosaic Company Foundation. This award is meant exclusively for doctoral thesis related to agricultural sciences from any Indian Agricultural Institutions.
Eligibility for the Award:
  • 2014 Award focus is on K, S & Zn.
  • Applications are invited from Indian citizens, whose thesis has been “accepted” for the award of Ph.D. degree between April, 2013 and March, 2014.
  • Research work must be original. It must have direct bearing on applied aspects of agricultural production/management systems supporting efficiency and competitiveness.
  • Published/accepted one peer-reviewed research paper in a journal having NAAS rating of 6 and above will receive credit during evaluation.
Winner Selection Criteria:
  • Conceptual clarity and coherence of the research problem
  • A clear statement on output, methodology and any iconic treatment of the data/findings
  • Scientific, technological and socio-economic relevance and priority of the research problem
  • Compilation, analysis and interpretation of existing literature, quality of illustrations and photographs
  • Organization of research work. Complementarity of the various experiments and investigations and their integration into a logical plan of work
  • Conduct of the research programmes: Scientific soundness and technological modernity of the experimental methods and logical planning
  • Scientific validity and accuracy of the analysis of experimental data
  • Principal findings: To what extent do they meet the objectives of the research programme 
  • In what way the findings constitute a significant advance in our knowledge and understanding or help improve productivity and sustainability
  • Research papers published/accepted and quality as judged by the NAAS rating OR patents copyrights applied and accepted, if any
How to Apply:
  • Download the application form here: (Word.doc and PDF)
  • Provide details as per the application form.
  • Mail soft copy of the thesis (as PDF) on CD and 5 hard copies of application form to below address:
    Attn: Dr. Shashikant N. Bhende Ph. D., Country Agronomist,
    Mosaic India Private Limited, 11th Floor, Building 8C, DLF Cyber City, Phase II,
    Gurgaon - 122002 (Haryana), India
  • Email one copy of application form to
  • Questions? Email or call phone: +91-124-4546400 & +91-124-4546419 Fax: +91-124-2560262
  • Last date for receiving the application form is 20 October, 2014.
  • The Award winner will be announced in January, 2015
  • The Award will be presented in Q1 2015.