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King of Thailand Vetiver Award - 2011

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ever since the first International Vetiver Conference (1966) His Majesty the King of Thailand has awarded $10,000 for outstanding vetiver research and development.  Here is the latest announcement:


"The King of Thailand Vetiver Awards On the occasion of the Fifth International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-5), which will be held in Lucknow, India, between 29-31 October 2011, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Chairperson of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s Chaipattana Foundation, has graciously granted US$ 10,000 from the Chaipattana Foundation for “The King of Thailand Vetiver Awards” for the most outstanding works on vetiver. The awards will be split into the following categories:

1. Outstanding Vetiver Research (US$ 5,000)
  • Agricultural Application (US$ 2,500)
  • Non - agricultural Application (US$ 2,500)
2. Outstanding Dissemination of the Vetiver System
  •  Government Agency (US$ 2,500)
  • Non - government Agency (US$ 2,500)

The winners will receive the awards from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Patron of The Vetiver Network, on His Majesty the King of Thailand’s behalf, during the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-5) in Lucknow, India. With the support from the Chaipattana Foundation, the recipients of the awards will have the honor to present their papers in the Conference and be covered with the cost of participation at ICV-5 as well as the international travel between their home country".

More information and a downloadable application form is at:  http://www.vetiver.org/THA_KingAward2011.pdf

Please pass this information to vetiver users, agencies, and others who might be interested in participating.

Dick Grimshaw



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