American Society For Nutrition

Predoctoral Fellowship Award

Predoctoral Fellowship Award

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Predoctoral Fellowships for Students in Nutrition Research

Applications for the 2017 Predoctoral Fellowships must be submitted electronically (via email) by December 1, 2016.

Eligibility is based upon membership in the ASN and enrollment in a U.S. graduate program in nutrition. The review committee will evaluate significance, feasibility, communication and clarity, as well as overall scientific technical quality of your proposal. Click 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 contact

Applicants submitted by the deadline will be notified in spring 2017. Awards will be presented at the Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago, IL. 

2016 ASN Predoctoral Fellowship Award Recipients

Natasha C. Cole
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Feon Cheng
The Pennsylvania State University
Pfizer Predoctoral Fellowship

Jia Li
Purdue 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: 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