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, 2018   |   ShareThis

Important Dates
  • The application deadline is December 31, 2018
  • The award winner is announced in February 2019
  • The award will be presented by March 2019

2017 award winner

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

Read about the 2014 award winner,
Amarpreet Singh, Ph.D.

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.

Eligibility for the 2018 Award

  • 2018 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 2017 and March 2018, 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. Email a copy of the application form to and
  3. 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 December 31, 2018.