Pangborn Sensory Science Scholarship

Awarded annually to support a Ph.D. student who intends to teach and conduct research in the area of sensory science at the University level, the Rose Marie Pangborn Sensory Science Scholarship is awarded in honor of the memory of Professor Rose Marie Pangborn. Rose Marie initiated the scholarship fund to encourage the education of Sensory Scientists intending to pursue academic careers – see below if you wish to help further this mission.

Applicants for this $15,000 scholarship must be enrolled in a Ph.D. Program such as Food Science, Nutrition, Psychology or Physiology. The planned or on-going dissertation research must be on a sensory topic under the guidance of a sensory scientist. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, intended research in human sensory science, commitment to a career in teaching in the field of sensory science, and support determined by letters of recommendation. The Board of Directors of the Sensory Science Scholarship Fund (SSSF) will determine policies governing the award and will select recipients.

For 2016-17, applications (including all required documentation) must be postmarked no later than June 10, 2016. For additional information and application forms contact:

Dr. Rick Mattes
Purdue University
Department of Nutrition Science
700 W. State St.
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2059

Phone: 765-494-0662
FAX: 765-494-0674

Application forms are also downloadable

Past recipients include: Corinna Noel, Carlos Gomez Corona, Cordelia Running, Nuala Bobowski, Erin Green, Melinda Murray, Michael Nestrud, Karen Ann Lusk (Hein), Gaston Ares, Martha Bajec, John Hayes, Derek Snyder, Cheryl Armstrong, Zuzana Drobna, Terri Rosett, Nicolette van der Klaauw, Sophie Bonnans Hummer, Jeannine Delwiche, Liz Gwartney, Thomas HeinbockelBarbara Guggenbühl, Elba Cubero-Castillo, Randy Lee, and Lotika Bhatia Savant

The Rose Marie Sensory Science Scholarship Fund is pleased to accept donations that further its mission to train sensory scientists for academic careers. Please contact Herbert Stone for further information at