IFT Fellows

Election as an IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred upon someone who has achieved career excellence and provided significant service and leadership to IFT and the profession.

The nominee must be an active member of the profession and have been a non-student IFT member for at least 15 years. IFT members who have spent all or a portion of their careers outside the United States may be considered for Fellowship if they have served in volunteer roles in an allied organization.

In addition, the nominee must demonstrate the following contributions to the field:

  • Professional leadership through organizing/leading conferences, conference presentations, and other training and development programs.
  • Service and leadership to external advisory committees or boards. This may include, but is not limited to editorial boards; advisory boards of universities, professional organizations, or nonprofit organizations; and/or corporate boards.
  • Ongoing volunteer service to IFT. This may include, but is not limited to committee, work group or task force service, Section leadership/volunteerism, and/or Division leadership/volunteerism. In the case of a member residing outside the United States, service to an allied organization will be considered in lieu of, or in addition to, service to IFT.
  • Honors, awards, and other evidence of recognition within the profession.
  • Advancements to the science of food in industry, academia, government, and/or related organizations. Examples may include but are not limited to research achievements, as evidenced by publications, patents, and presentations; innovations in teaching; industrial achievements, such as research management, innovative product and/or process development, inventions; innovations in regulatory organizations; and innovations in related disciplines.

How to Apply

To begin your nomination, please login with your IFT username and password using the button on the right side of this page. If you do not have login credentials, you may register for free using the "Create an IFT Account" option and then log in with your new account information.

Key Dates

Nomination Open:
October 4, 2023
Nomination Close:
January 17, 2024

Contact Us

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
525 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: +1.312.604.0243
Email:   cpatterson@ift.org