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
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. The award of $1500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Suskind family. Previous recipients: N/A, will be presented for first time in 2016.
Senior Investigator - Educator & Mentor Awards
Dannon Institute Mentorship Award
Excellence in Nutrition Education Award
Roland L Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education
Young Investigator Awards
Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition
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
of $1000 and an engraved plaque is supported by
2015 recipient: Daniel L. Smith Past recipients
ELR Stokstad Award
This award is given 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 ELR
2015 recipient: Sai K. Das 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 of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by the
Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Giuliana Noratto 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 of $2500 and an engraved
plaque is supported by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition
2015 recipient: Heather J. Leidy 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. The award recipient will receive an engraved plaque.
ASN seeks additional funding partner(s) to support this
2015 recipient: Kate J. Claycombe 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. The award will provide
$1000, an engraved plaque, and travel funds to the ASN
Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting. This award was
established with an initial contribution from the Children's
Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. ASN
seeks additional funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Nicholas A. Burd 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 of $5000 and an
engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Nestle´
2015 recipient: Xiang Gao 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 of $2500 and an engraved
plaque is supported by an endowment from the Ajinomoto Co.,
2015 recipient: Michael Lustgarten Past recipients