The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the American Society for Nutrition Foundation (ASNF) awards program honors scientists, clinicians and scholars for significant achievements in nutrition research and practice. The 2017 Awards Ceremony will take place at the ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology, 22–26 April 2017, in Chicago, IL.
New this year, all nominations must be submitted through ASN's online awards portal.
Each nomination must include a letter of support outlining the basis for the nomination and the significance of the candidate's work, as well as a curriculum vitae containing a list of the nominee's publications in refereed journals. Please be aware that certain awards have additional requirements.
The nomination deadline has passed (9/30/2016).
Have a question about the ASN awards submission or nomination process? Please contact our offices by email (email@example.com) or telephone (240-428-3650).
Senior Investigator Awards
Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for Public Service in
This award is given for specific and distinguished service to the public through the science of nutrition. Such service could be rendered through governmental, industrial, private, or international institutions, but contributions of an investigative character are not excluded. This award is supported by Mondelēz International. Nominations should include a selected bibliography indicating the candidate's contributions to public service.
2016 recipient: Linda C. Nebeling Past recipients
David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award
This award is presented in recognition of a career devoted to promoting interaction among, support for, and assistance of outstanding nutrition researchers in governmental, private, and academic sectors resulting in the application of fundamental knowledge to delivery of better nutrition products and information to the public. The award is supported by Mondelēz International.
2016 recipient: Alice H. Lichtenstein Past recipients
E. V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition
This bi-annual award provides a means to encourage sound advancements in nutritional science and their application for improving the health and well-being of people worldwide and to commemorate the life and contributions of E. V. McCollum. This award is given to a clinical investigator who is perceived as a major creative force, actively generating new concepts in nutrition and personally seeing to the execution of studies testing the validity of these concepts. Nominations should include a brief summary of the candidate's research or contribution and importance in the area covered by the award. ASN seeks funding partner(s) to support this award.
2016-2017 recipient: Rebecca J. Stoltzfus Past recipients
General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition – Innovation Award
This award recognizes an investigator whose scientific contributions advance the understanding of the health benefits of whole grains. Eligible recipients are conducting mechanistic, epidemiological, clinical, translational, in vitro, and/or ex vivo research contributing to the knowledge of the health benefits of cereal and grain components. The award is supported by the General Mills Bell Institute of Human Health & Nutrition.
2016 recipient: Rui Hai Liu Past recipients
Gilbert A. Leveille Lectureship and Award
This award recognizes outstanding research in nutrition science and food technology. This award was created in 2009, is sponsored by a group of ASN and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) corporate partners, and is co-administered by ASN and IFT. The lecture will be delivered each year, with the venue alternating between the IFT (even years) and ASN (odd years) annual meetings.
The 2016 reciepient will be presented at the 2016 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Past recipients
Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research and
This award is given to a member of the Global Nutrition Council (GNC) actively engaged in research to benefit populations in nonindustrialized countries, as demonstrated through publications in the scientific literature, and actively engaged in training new scientists for international nutrition research. The award is supported by Kellogg Company. The award winner will also deliver a lecture during ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting.
2016 recipient: Margaret E. Bentley Past recipients
2016 recipient: Jeffrey B. Blumberg Past recipients
McCormick Science Institute Research Award
This award is presented to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro, and/or ex vivo research, whose scientific contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices. The award is supported by an endowment from the McCormick Science Institute.
2016 recipient: Kee-Hong Kim Past recipients
Milton L. Sunde Award
Given for publication in The Journal of Nutrition of outstanding experimental, applied or fundamental research in nutrition that uses an avian species. Supported by Milton L. Sunde, PhD.
2016 recipient: Sami Dridi Past recipients
Osborne and Mendel Award
This award is given for outstanding recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition. The award is supported by ILSI North America.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award
This award is given for recent investigative contributions of contemporary significance to the understanding of human nutrition. The contributions need not be restricted to investigative work with humans as long as they have relevance to human nutrition and health. Preference is usually given to scientists in the Western hemisphere. The award is supported by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
2016 recipient: Sarah Booth Past recipients
Robert H. Herman Memorial Award
This award is given each year to a clinical investigator whose research work has contributed importantly to the advancement of clinical nutrition, particularly the biochemical and metabolic aspects of human nutrition. Nominations should include a brief summary of the candidate's research or contribution and importance in the area covered by the award. ASN seeks funding partner(s) to support this award.
2016 recipient: Samuel Klein Past recipients
Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award (NEW!)
This award is presented to a physician, clinician, or investigator who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of pediatric nutrition. The award is designed to recognize an individual whose lifetime body of work includes meaningful contributions related to the importance of childhood nutrition in health and disease. The recipient's impact will have been global, resulting in scientifically verified improvements in children's health and/or innovative successful treatments for conditions such as childhood malnutrition or obesity. This award is endowed by the Suskind family.
First recipient: Nancy F. Krebs
Senior Investigator - Educator & Mentor Awards
Dannon Institute Mentorship Award
This award is given for outstanding mentorship in the development of successful nutritional research science investigators. The award is supported by the Dannon Institute. Nominations should include a description of the nominee's mentoring skills and evidence of mentorship (joint publications grant funding with trainee, etc.), a list of current and former trainees and the positions they have achieved, and additional support letters from trainees (a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5).
2016 recipient: Elizabeth H. Jeffery Past recipients
This award is given for outstanding contributions to teaching nutrition. The recipient will have demonstrated current superior ability as an educator in nutrition science as evidenced through a combination of the following: acknowledged excellence in nutrition teaching or nutrition education research and original contributions to teaching and translating new discoveries into classroom or educational materials. ASN seeks funding partner(s) to support this award.
Young Investigator Awards
Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal
This award is given for meritorious research in nutrition accomplished by an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training. The work recognized must involve the nutrition of experimental animals used as models. The award is supported by Bio-Serv, Inc.
2016 recipient: Ryan N. Dilger Past recipients
This award is given for outstanding fundamental research in nutrition, with preference to scientists at relatively early stages in their careers. The award is supported by an endowment from the ELR Stokstad family.
2016 recipient: Douglas G. Mashek Past recipients
Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award
This award is given to an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training, for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. The award is supported by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2016 recipient: Zeynep Madak-Erdogan Past recipients
Mead Johnson Award
This award is given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of nutrition research or a series of papers on the same subject accomplished within 10 years of postgraduate training. The award is supported by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute.
2016 recipient: Paul Spangnuolo Past recipients
Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development
This award is given to a young investigator for a substantial body of independent research in the field of nutrition and development with potential relevance to improving child health. ASN seeks funding partner(s) to support this award.
2016 recipient: Laura Murray-Kolb Past recipients
Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award
This award is given for outstanding research in macronutrient metabolism accomplished within 5 years of receiving a Ph.D. degree or completing residency training. In the case of M.D. candidates, eligibility includes time of completing residency training or postdoctoral fellowship. This award was established with an initial contribution from the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Nominees must be ASN members. ASN seeks additional funding partner(s) for this award.
2016 recipient: Jessica M. Ellis Past recipients
Samuel J Fomon Young Physician Award
This award is given to a physician within 10 years from completion of medical postdoctoral training for outstanding work in the general area of pediatric nutrition; in particular, in infant nutrition, infant growth, or body composition. As the award honors Dr. Fomon, preclinical and/or clinical research that contributes to medical applications or produces impacts upon the practice of infant feeding will be recognized. The award is supported by the NestlÉ Nutrition Institute.
2016 recipient: Daniel E. Roth Past recipients
Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research
This award is given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of research or for a series of papers in a related area of amino acid metabolism completed early in his or her career (usually interpreted as within 10 years of postgraduate training). The award is supported by the Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
2016 recipient: Micah J. Drummond Past recipients
Special Awards & Competitions
ASN offers many additional awards for graduate and medical
students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, and academic
physicians. We welcome your applications and sponsorship
inquiries. Please see the ASN website for more detailed
award descriptions, application deadlines and sponsorship
- The Nutrition Science Media Award (Submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- W.O. Atwater Memorial Lectureship
- Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, supported by DSM Nutritional Products
- Postdoctoral Research Awards Competition, endowed by DuPont Nutrition & Health
- Predoctoral Fellowships for Students in Nutrition Research
- ASN/Nutritional Sciences Council Graduate Student Research Awards Competition
- ASN/Medical Nutrition Council Clinical Emerging Leaders Award Competition
- ASN/Global Nutrition Council International Student Prize Award Competition
- Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards
- Clinical Nutrition Internship Program
- Korean Nutrition Society (KNS) Award
- Sustaining Partner Roundtable Award of Distinction
- Volunteer of the Year Award