American Society For Nutrition

Student Awards 2014

Student Awards 2014

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards for EB 2014

ASN offers minority student travel awards for the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology each year, in partnership with FASEB Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), at NIH. These awards are available to postdoctorate and undergraduate/graduate students to help defray the meeting registration and travel related expenses associated with attending the ASN Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego, CA. These travel awards are processed as reimbursements after the meeting concludes and can value up to $1,850. All applicants must have submitted an abstract and be a member of ASN. In addition, all awardees will be qualified to compete in the 2014 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators, supported by DSM Nutritional Products, during the ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, Saturday, April 26 during the ASN Scientific Sessions at EB 2014.

In addition, we will be able to host a faculty/mentor and up to two students for meeting registration, attendance, and travel for up to $1,850 each.

Click here to access the 2014 application; application deadline is extended to January 30, 2014. For additional information please contact Katrina Dunn at (301) 634-7043. Please select Experimental Biology 2014: Apr 26-30,2014 and indicate ASN membership on question 7.


Important Deadlines and Dates:
- ASN MARC Travel Award Deadline Extended January 30, 2014
- ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, April 26, 2014
- ASN MAC Travel Awardees Poster Session and Networking Breakfast, April 29, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

For more information about the FASEB MARC Travel Award Opportunities visit

Student Interest Group (SIG) Travel Award Contest for EB 2014

The SIG awards provide 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 mid-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.

The SIG Travel Award application for EB 2014 is here!
Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 21, 2014. For additional information please contact Katie Oster at (301-634-7290).

Student Award Competitions

Graduate Student Research Award Competition , Supported by the NSC
(2013 Finalists: Wei Zheng, Jing Xue, Rui Li, Yeyi Gu, Rachel M. de Ferrars, Ouxi Tian, Katie Koecher, Seung Hee Lee-Kwan, Lenis Chen, Mary J. Scourboutakos and Khadija Begum). NSC webpage.

The Global Nutrition Student Poster Competition , Supported by the GNC
(2013 Finalists: Sarah Luna, Amanda S Wendt and Khadija Begum).

Clinical Emerging Leader Award Competition , Supported by the MNC
(2013 finalists: Michael Flock, Clair Berryman, Lori Bechard, Lauren Atwell and Jing Zhou)

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.