AOCS Journals’ Competition

New for 2021! AOCS Journals’ Research Pitch Competition

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is more than just a conference — it is a prime opportunity to advance your career and grow your network, all in one place. Professionals from all over the world come together online and in-person to share insights and perspectives while building new connections.

New for 2021! AOCS Journals’ Research Pitch Competition

The AOCS Research Pitch Competition is a challenge for researchers working in the area of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials. Here is your opportunity to tell us a problem you intend to solve and how you plan to do so!

The AOCS journals invite all researchers to submit their biggest and brightest solutions and ideas based on the AOCS journals’ subject areas. Awards are presented to the first place finisher and audience favorite for each journal:

  • First place: US $750
  • Audience favorite: US $250

Submission System

Any researcher can participate, including students, postdocs, group leaders, university faculty, and industry representatives. Submit your research synopsis (abstract) via CadmiumCD for review by the judging panel. Participants may submit their pitch as an individual or as a team.

Please carefully review the Guidelines & CadmiumCD User Guide (PDF) for detailed instructions regarding abstract submission, selection criteria, and more.

Submission Deadline

Research synopses (abstracts) will be collected via the CadmiumCD Abstract Scorecard from September 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021. Finalists will be announced on March 1, 2021.

Registration Requirements

All finalists are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees to present and attend the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Registration will be available beginning in January 2021. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses; AOCS does not reimburse presenters for travel, hotel, registration fees or other expenses incurred during the Annual Meeting.

Failure to register for the meeting by April 19, 2021, will result in the automatic withdrawal of your abstract from the final round and official meeting program.

Contact Information

If you have questions about participating in the Research Pitch Competition, please contact AOCS publications staff:
Telephone: +1 217-693-4822

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