Applications Invited for ICAC Researcher of the Year 2017

Applications Invited for ICAC Researcher of the Year 2017

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is inviting applications for the “ICAC Researcher of the Year 2017.” As in the past, the closing date for receipt of applications is March 31, 2017. The ICAC recognition of a researcher at the international level has become a prestigious award since its introduction in 2009

All information about the programme is available at

The criterion for recognition of a researcher is the research work done so far, preferably that which benefits the farming community and advances research in any field of production research, including fibre quality and processing of cotton. A team of five judges from four countries, outside the ICAC Secretariat, handles the evaluation process. The judges are anonymous and change every few years. Applications sent to are sent directly to the panel of judges. Researchers from universities and public sector research organizations from ICAC members are eligible to apply for the award. Applications should only be sent to and must following the instructions in the Nomination Package. The Nomination Package is available on the ICAC web page as above.

As a token of appreciation, the winner will receive a shield, an honorarium of USD1000, a certificate and the title “ICAC Researcher of the Year 2017.” The winner will be invited to make a presentation on his/her vision for cotton research at the 76th Plenary Meeting of the ICAC to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from October 23-27, 2017.

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