Alltech Young Scientist Programme

Education scholarship

The "World's Top Ag Award" - the Alltech Young Scientist programme calls all future innovators!  This is a global agri-science competition, in which students write a research paper to participate.  Top students are selected and awarded.

Alltech globally promotes research, and rewards talent.  A value of more than USD70,000 is awarded to university students each year.  The programmes shape future generations and bridge the academia and industry worlds.  Winners will work in collaboration with leading scientists from around the world.

Who is Alltech?  At Alltech, our mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation.  Founded in 1980 by Irish scientist Dr Pearse Lyons, Alltech headquarters are in Kentucky, USA and there are offices in another 128 countries all over the world, employing over 5,000 people.  Alltech is the only privately held company among the top 10 animal health companies in the world and have sustained a steady growth of 20-25% annually.

Top pitches about this programme:

  • Two divisions - undergraduate and graduate sections
  • Awards:  fully funded Ph.D. / Post doc positions - up to USD10,000 cash prize.  Also an all-expense paid trip to the Alltech ONE International Conference in Kentucky in May 2018.
  • Regional prizes for 1st and 2nd winners
  • A great opportunity for students to network.


  • Professor nomination and student registration:  deadline 31st October 2017
  • Online paper submission deadline:  31st December 2017
  • Regional award announcement:  March 2018
  • Global final competition:  ONE:  The Alltech Ideas Conference, 20-23rd May 2018 in Kentucky, USA.

For more information and to register for the Alltech Young Scientist Programme, please visit and stay connected through Facebook:  Alltech, Alltech Education, and Alltech AP.

For the local Alltech office, email or call 0800 822 322 and talk to Margaret Hakaraia.

We would love to see a New Zealand student among the regional and global winners.  IT COULD BE YOU!


Contact Us

Location Address
Alltech (NZ) Limited
79 Mihini Road
Auckland 0612, New Zealand

Postal Address
Alltech (NZ) Limited
PO Box 69 170
Auckland 0645, New Zealand

+64 9 837 3243

0800 822 322


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