American Society For Nutrition

Student Awards

Student Awards

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Student Interest Group (SIG) Travel Award Contest

Thanks to the support of the Dairy Research Institute, the SIG provides students the opportunity to receive $150 based on their abstracts and presentations at the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology each year. Applicants will be narrowed to a number of finalists based on submitted abstracts assessed on scientific merit and specifically, the following: research design, experimental methodology, conclusions, and significance of findings to scientific knowledge. Authors of the abstracts selected for final judging will be advised by early March that their presentations will be judged during their EB scheduled presentation time. All applicants must be a student member of ASN as well as a first author on the submitted abstract.

Click here to access the 2016 application. The application deadline is January 22, 2016. For additional information please contact Michelle Hendley at (301) 634-7310.

Student Award Competitions

2016 ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting Student Competition information will be available soon.

For more information on the student award competitions, please visit

IMPORTANT RULE FOR THE ASN RESEARCH ABSTRACT COMPETITIONS : Students may apply to either the ASN/NSC GSRA Award or the ASN/Clinical Emerging Leaders Award, not both. This rule does not apply to competitions run by the Global Nutrition Council or ASN Research Interest Sections.

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards for EB 2016

FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) provides funding for travel awards to scientific meetings, like Experimental Biology, to encourage and support the participation of underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows at scientific meetings and conferences. ASN members are eligible to apply for travel awards to help defray conference-related expenses, such as registration and travel (lodging, transportation, and meal per diem). Each recipient is eligible to receive up to $1,850 per award. For more information visit For information about ASN's Minority and Diversity Affairs initiatives and opportunities, visit