Louis Bonduelle Research Award 2018


The Louis Bonduelle Foundation Research Award for 2018 has just been presented to Andrea Pallarès Pallarès, a Columbian student, for her work on pulses starch digestibility at Leuven University (Belgium). The next event is in September with the 2019 call for proposals.

On 12 June, during the 11th Louis Bonduelle Foundation Conference, Andréa Pallarès Pallarès, the 2018 winner, received the 2018 Research Award from Christophe Bonduelle, President of the Foundation, and Marie Josèphe Amiot-Carlin, President of the jury, together with the sum of €10,000 for her thesis project: ‘The influence of different process-induced micro-structures on In Vitro digestibility of bean starch: a kinetic approach’

Encourage future researchers


Each year, the Louis Bonduelle Foundation Conferences are a chance to take stock of advances regarding eating habits and to present the Louis Bonduelle Research Award. For the Louis Bonduelle Foundation, supporting research is essential to further knowledge in the areas of eating habits and sustainable nutrition.

To encourage future researchers to address new nutritional and environmental issues and expectations, the Louis Bonduelle Foundation launches a call for proposals from students and young researchers every year.

The 2019 call for proposals begins in September

The next call for proposals will take place in September, the winner will be announced during the Foundation Conference in spring 2019.
Applicants for the 2019 Research Award should:

  • be under 35 years old,
  • be working on a thesis in a higher education establishment,
  • have a research project on the subject of food in the widest sense (in any discipline : medicine, physiology, sociology, agronomy, nutrition, etc.)

Find out more about the Louis Bonduelle Research Award, here!