The Mosaic Company Foundation Award for "Outstanding Doctoral Research in the Area of Plant Nutrition"
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The Mosaic Company Foundation Award for "Outstanding Doctoral Research in the Area of Plant Nutrition"

October 01, 2017   |   ShareThis

Important Dates
  • The application deadline is January 31, 2018
  • The award winner is announced in February 2018
  • The award will be presented by March 2018

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 in promoting balanced crop nutrition.

Nature of the Award

Cash prize (Rs. 150,000), Gold Medal & Trophy. Instituted by the Mosaic Company Foundation, this award is meant exclusively for doctoral thesis related to agricultural sciences from any Indian Institutions.

Read about the 2015 award winner,
Dr. V.P. Bhalerao

Eligibility for the 2017 Award

  • 2017 Award focus is on plant nutrient management.
  • Applications are invited from Indian citizens whose thesis has been ‘accepted’ for the award of Ph.D. degree between April 2016 and March 2017, for work done in India.
  • Research work must be original. It must have a direct bearing on applied aspects of agricultural production/management systems supporting efficiency and competitiveness.
  • Published/accepted research papers in NAAS-listed journals will receive credit during evaluation.

How to Apply

  1. Download the application form here.
    (Page URL:
  2. Read about the 2014 award winner,
    Amarpreet Singh, Ph.D.
  3. Email a copy of the application form to and
  4. Speed post one copy of thesis as a PDF to this address:
    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
    Tel: +91-124-4546400, 4546419
    Fax: +91-124-2560262

Final date for receiving the application is January 31, 2018. For further information or help, contact