Each year ASN and the ASN
Foundation grants more than $450,000 in
scientific awards, student grants, travel awards and
honoraria to experts and emerging leaders in nutrition science
and practice. The recipients of the ASN awards program represent
the most prestigious and elite professionals in nutrition
science. All awards are presented during the ASN Scientific Sessions
and Annual Meeting.
See the ASN
Call for Nominations for additional details about submitting
(click here). The deadline for many of the awards listed is
Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
Nominations should be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question about the ASN awards submission or nomination process? Please contact our offices by email (email@example.com) or telephone (301-634-7050).
The ASN awards program would not be possible without the support of ASN's generous donors and sponsors. If interested in partnering with ASN to contribute or develop an award, please visit www.nutrition.org/contribute.
Senior Investigator Awards
Given in recognition of scientific and distinguished service
to the public through the science of nutrition. The award of $1500
and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Mondelēz
Conrad Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition
2015 recipient: Barry Popkin Past recipients
David Kritchevsky Career Achievement AwardPresented in recognition of an outstanding career in nutrition. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Mondelēz International.
2015 recipient: Dennis M. Bier Past recipients
General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition – Innovation Award
Given to an investigator whose scientific contributions advance
the understanding of the health benefits of whole grain. Eligible
recipients are conducting mechanistic, epidemiological, clinical,
translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research
contributing to knowledge of the health benefits of cereal grains
and grain components. The $5000 award and engraved plaque are
sponsored by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and
2015 recipient: Mary Ellen Camire Past recipients
Gilbert A. Leveille Lectureship and Award
This award recognizes outstanding research and/or public service
at the interface between the disciplines of nutrition and food
science, over a period of five years or more, which has
contributed to improved health and well-being. This award was
created in 2009 and is co-administered by the ASN and the
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The lecture will be
delivered each year, with the venue alternating between the IFT
(even years) and ASN (odd years) annual meetings. The recipient
receives an award of $3,000 and an engraved plaque.
2015 recipient: Theodore P. Labuza Past recipients
Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition ResearchGiven to a member of ASN's International Nutrition Council actively engaged in research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries, as demonstrated through publications in the scientific literature, and actively engaged in training new scientists for international nutrition research. The award is sponsored by the Kellogg Company.
2015 recipient: Gretel H. Pelto Past recipients
Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator AwardThis award is given to an investigator for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by The Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Denise M. Ney Past recipients
McCormick Science Institute Research AwardPresented 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 of $2500 and an engraved plaque is endowed by the McCormick Science Institute.
2015 recipient: Jean-Marc Zingg 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.
No award given in 2015 Past recipients
Osborne and Mendel AwardGiven in recognition of outstanding recent basic research in nutrition. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by ILSI North America.
2015 recipient: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar Past recipients
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award
Given in recognition of recent investigative contributions of
significance to the basic understanding of human nutrition. The
award of $1500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Pfizer. The
award was formerly the Centrum Center for Nutrition Science
2015 recipient: Naima Moustaid-Moussa Past recipients
Robert H. Herman Memorial AwardGiven 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. ASN is currently seeking funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Steven B. Heymsfield Past recipients
Senior Educator & Mentor Awards
Dannon Institute Mentorship Award
Given for outstanding mentorship in the development of successful
nutritional research science investigators. The award of $2500
and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Dannon Institute.
2015 recipient: Barbara A. Gower Past recipients
Excellence in Nutrition Education Award
Given for outstanding contributions to teaching nutrition. The
award of $1000 and an engraved plaque. This award was formerly
sponsored by Cengage Learning. ASN is currently seeking
funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Johanna T. Dwyer Past recipients
Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition EducationPresented in recognition of an outstanding career in medical/dental nutrition education and that includes innovations in medical/dental education. The award of $2500 and an inscribed plaque are sponsored by The Dannon Institute.
2015 recipient: Nancy F. Krebs Past recipients
Young Investigator Awards
Given for meritorious research in nutrition using experimental
animals as models by an investigator who received the doctoral
degree in the 10 years preceding the month the award is presented.
The award of $1000 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Bio-Serv,
Bio Serv Award in Experimental Animal
2015 recipient: Daniel L. Smith, Jr. Past recipients
E.L.R. Stokstad AwardGiven for outstanding fundamental research in nutrition, with preference to scientists at relatively early stages in their careers. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the family of E.L.R. Stokstad.
2015 recipient: Sai K. Das Past recipients
Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator AwardGiven to an investigator within ten years of postgraduate training on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by The Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Giuliana Noratto Past recipients
Mead Johnson AwardGiven to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of nutrition research or a series of papers in the same subject accomplished within 10 years of completing postgraduate training. The award of $2500 and an inscribed scroll is sponsored by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute.
2015 recipient: Heather J. Leidy Past recipients
Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and
DevelopmentPresented to a young investigator, 45 years old or younger at
the time of the presentation, for a substantial body of independent
research in nutrition and development with potential relevance to
improving children's health. The award winner will receive an
engraved plaque. ASN is
currently seeking funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Kate J. Claycombe Past recipients
Peter J. Reeds Memorial Young Investigator Award
This award is given for outstanding research in macronutrient
metabolism accomplished within 5 years of completing formal
training of either Ph.D. degree or postdoctoral fellowship. In
the case of M.D. candidates eligibility includes time of
completing residency training or postdoctoral fellowship The
award will provide $1500, an engraved plaque, and travel funds to
the Experimental Biology. This Award was established with
an initial contribution from the Children's Nutrition Research
Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
2015 Recipient: Nicholas A. Burd Past recipients
Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician AwardThis award is given to a physician within ten years of completion of medical postdoctoral training, for outstanding work in the general area of pediatric 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 of $5000 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Nestle Nutrition Institute.
2015 recipient: Xiang Gao Past recipients
Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid ResearchGiven 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 their career (usually interpreted as within ten years of postgraduate training). The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
2015 recipient: Michael Lustgarten Past recipients
Nutrition Science Media Award
Given for consistent, accurate nutrition science reporting for a
general audience over the last year. The award honors an
individual (rather than institutions or employers) for his or her
achievements in nutrition science journalism. The winning
journalist will have helped to foster the public's understanding
and appreciation of current nutrition issues based on science.
The winner receives an engraved plaque and reimbursement for
travel expenses to the ASN annual meeting. Note: ASN is actively seeking funding
partners for this award. We particularly encourage public
relations & communications agencies to consider $1,000 grants
in support of the Nutrition Science Media Award. Email us for more
2015 recipient: Nancy Clark Past recipients
Physician Nutrition Specialist AwardThe Physician Nutrition Specialist Award provides a $30,000 salary stipend to support the educational role of an academic physician who is focusing his/her career in nutrition. The award can be renewed competitively for a second year, contingent on demonstrated progress during the first year and on availability of funds. More information: Physician Nutrition Specialist Award.
2011 recipient: Daniel Bessesen, Denver Health Medical Center. Past recipients
And the following:
Recognition of a distinguished career in nutrition by being
chosen as a Fellow of the American
Society for Nutrition. This is open to scientists who have had
distinguished careers in nutrition and are at least 65 years of
age. Membership in the Society is not a requirement for
eligibility. Up to 10 Fellows may be chosen each year, of whom
two may be citizens of countries other than the United States
- E.V. McCollum Lectureship, an two-year international lectureship Accepting nominations Now!
Atwater Lectureship (supported and managed by the USDA
Agricultural Research Service, the lecture is usually delivered
at Experimental Biology)
Research Award Competition, supported by DuPont Nutrition
- Predoctoral Fellowship Program: provides $5,000 non-renewable awards (previous recipients)
- Graduate Student Research Award Competition (organized by the Nutritional Sciences Council)
Emerging Leader Award Competition (organized by the Medical
- Global Student Prizes, Student Global Travel Award and Travel Award: Early-Career Faculty/Researcher in Low- or Middle-Income Country (organized by the Global Nutrition Council)
Access to Research Careers (MARC) Awards and the Grand Prize
for Young Minority Investigators, supported by DSM
- National Clinical Nutrition Internships program
- ASN Volunteer of the Year Award
- Korean Nutrition Society (KNS) Award : promotes excellence in nutrition research conducted by a North American scientist who is an ASN member and is engaged with KNS, Korea, or related collaborators
- Sustaining Partner Roundtable Award of Distinction