Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM EDT, December 31, 2018.

Paper Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM EDT, January 31, 2019.


Lexington, Kentucky, USA.



The Alltech Young Scientist competition 2019.

Welcome to the largest agriscience competition in the world! Since its start, the Alltech Young Scientist competition has welcomed the participation of over 60,000 students from over 70 countries and has awarded $1 million in prizes.

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The Alltech Young Scientist competition challenges the world’s brightest graduate students to apply their scientific expertise to challenges within the business of agriculture and food. They compete at the regional and global level by submitting scientific papers on topics within the area of agricultural science.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Animal Feeding Strategies and Modeling
  • Crop Science
  • Agriculture Analytical Methods
  • Food Chain Safety and Traceability
  • Human Health and Nutrition

for more about Specializations of researches check here.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Till May 2019.

Regional Award Deadline: March – April 2019.

Global Competition/Discovery Week: May 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Opportunity Cost


  • Students first compete within their home region.
    We identify four regions globally: North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Africa.
    The top students from each region are awarded cash prizes and certificates.
    The 1st place winner from each region advances to the Global Competition and is referred to as an ‘AYS finalist’.
  • Regional 1st Place Prize: Graduate = $2000 Cash USD.
  • Regional 2nd Place Prize: Graduate = $1000 Cash USD.
  • Discovery Week includes:
  1. Mentorship – Alltech scientists and professional experts share academic and career insights
  2. Presentation Coaching – The Alltech team will help finalists practice their presentations and offer valuable advice
  3. Global Competition – Finalists present their research in front of a panel of international judges and audience members
  • Global Graduate 1st Place Prize$10,000 Cash USD.

How to Apply

First Step:  Visit the Registration Center and complete the form to join the competition.

Second Step: Submit your paper and research paper online by the deadline. Make sure your paper complies with all of the requirements noted above.

Third Step: The AYS finalists from all four regions are invited to attend an all-expense-paid Discovery Week in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. This trip includes mentoring sessions with Alltech scientists, the global competition and the opportunity to attend ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. Each finalist will present his/her paper in front of a panel of judges and the global winner will be announced on stage during the conference.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Suhayla Hamed/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Abdelrahman sabry/ Egypt 
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