Hunter International Travel Award


  • Dr. Melvin “Hunter” Hunt was a long-time AMSA member and a leader in the meat science community during his distinguished career at Kansas State University. Hunter’s reputation as a top meat color research is well-known throughout the world and his service to the meat industry spans a career of teaching, mentoring, and research. He is the primary author of the first version of the Guidelines for Meat Color. The Hunter International Travel Award is a non-tuition scholarship intended to support the efforts of meat science graduate students in communicating their research results at international meetings like ICoMST or other similar researched-based conferences.


  • Interested students who are members or are becoming members of AMSA are encouraged to apply. Competitive applicants will be MS or PhD students who have: (1) completed at least one year of graduate study in a MS program or two years of a PhD program on research using fundamental approaches to advance the biochemical understanding of muscle, fresh and/or processed meats, and (2) are presenting their research at an international meeting.

Nature of the award

  • One award will be presented in 2023. The award consists of a cash payment TBD. The recipient will be required to provide a follow-up report that details how the funds were used and their experiences.