Travel Scholarship

The Rick Bell Memorial Travel Scholarship

This Rick Bell Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Dr. Rick Bell who co-chaired the 2003 Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium in Boston, USA. Rick’s research in industry, academia and government exemplified an interdisciplinary approach to conducting innovative sensory and consumer research. Rick combined his love of sensory and consumer science with a love for music and the arts. He was a gifted performer and loved working with people. Both his long-term colleagues and short-term acquaintances considered Rick a dear friend. 

This scholarship is for a maximum of US$3000 and will be awarded to one graduate student for travel and attendance to the 2019 Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland. To receive the award, the student must submit and have accepted an oral or poster contribution to the Pangborn programme. 

The selection criteria for this award appear below. Applications can be obtained from Dr. Armand Cardello, ( and should be submitted to him by May 1, 2019.

In addition, each application should include a letter of support from an academic supervisor or other senior academic colleague. 

Selection of the Rick Bell Memorial Travel Scholarship awardee will be made by Dr. Armand Cardello and Dr. Herb Meiselman, his colleagues at Natick, and Co-Chairs for the 2003 Pangborn meeting.

Selection criteria:

  • Evidence of an interdisciplinary approach to conducting sensory and consumer research
  • Evidence of innovation in conducting sensory and consumer research 
  • Evidence of passion for research
  • Evidence of working with other people (teamwork)
  • Evidence of extracurricular activities, especially music and the arts
Supporting Publication
Supported by
  • Marketing Edinburgh
  • visit-scotland