American Society For Nutrition

Predoctoral Fellowship Award

Predoctoral Fellowship Award

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Predoctoral Fellowships for Students in Nutrition Research

Applications must be submitted to by 11:59:00 PM EST December 15, 2015. For additional questions, please email

Eligibility is based upon membership in the ASN and enrollment in a program listed on the ASN website in the ASN Directory of Graduate Programs in Nutritional Sciences. The review committee will evaluate significance, feasibility, communication and clarity, as well as overall scientific technical quality of your proposal. The maximum award amount given for the each fellowship is $5,000Click here for review components

Complete the Predoctoral Fellowship Application and prepare a summary of your research proposal not to exceed four single-spaced typewritten pages including objective, experimental and selected references.  A twelve-point font should be used with one-inch margins throughout. Applications that fail to comply with the guidelines will not be reviewed.

Type the proposal title at the top of each page. Do not put the name of your institution or your name on the proposal. Prepare a one page statement, in nontechnical language, explaining the contribution of the proposed research to knowledge in nutrition.

Application forms are also available by downloading the form here. For additional questions regarding the Predoctoral Fellowship and all other ASN awards, please email

Applicants submitted by the deadline will be notified in early spring 2016. Awards will be presented at the Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego, CA. 

2015 ASN Predoctoral Fellowship Award Recipients

Yuan Ru
Cornell University
Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Victoria Wenze Zhong
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Pfizer Predoctoral Fellowship

Vanessa Oddo
Johns Hopkins University
Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship

ASN is grateful to the following organizations for their generous sponsorship and support of the ASN Predoctoral Fellowship Program  and continuing the ability for ASN to offer fellowship awards of $5,000: Gerber Foundation, Mars, Inc., and Pfizer.

For information on funding a Predoctoral Fellowship or other opportunities to recognize significant and superior student investigators, email Visit ASN Awards for information on the society's awards program.

Listing of previous ASN Predoctoral Fellowship Award winners