American Society For Nutrition



Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Nomination Instructions

The American Society for Nutrition annually recognizes individuals for their superior achievement in nutrition research and public service.

  • Nominations may be made by anyone, including members of the respective nominating committees and nonmembers of the Society.  
  • Nominations for each award will be retained for 1 year.
  • Candidates may be renominated. Unsuccessful nominations will need to be updated and resubmitted to be reconsidered in the next year's awards selection. 
  • Candidates for awards need not be members of the Society but outlining service to the Society is helpful when applicable. 
  • An individual who has received one ASN award is not eligible to receive another award unless it is for accomplishments not covered by the first award.
  • Award juries, composed of ASN members, are appointed each year by the president. Their names are kept confidential. The juries select the award winners for that year. If a jury believes that no nominated candidate merits an award, no award will be given that year.
  • An award is usually given to one person, but a jury may recommend that the award be given to two or more individuals who collaborated in recent research.
  • A brief curriculum vitae for each nominee, including a list of the nominee's publications in refereed journals, is required.  
  • All material for a nomination must be submitted electronically. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.