American Society For Nutrition

Travel Award Information and Application

Travel Award Information and Application

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

2013 Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Travel Awards for Graduate/Medical Students, Trainees and Young Professionals

Congrats to the following winners of travel awards:

David Dodington, Brock University
Yunhye Kim, Yonsei University
Eamon Laird, Trinity College
Joyce Maalouf, CDC
Robinson Ramirez-Velez, Universidad Santo Tomas
Allison Sylvetsky, NIDDK
Huifen Wang, Tufts University


  1. All applicants must be current ASN members.
  2. A young professional is defined as a postdoctorate, medical resident, junior faculty and/or other young professional who has completed a nutrition, medical or related degree within the past three years.
  3. All applicants must be a current graduate or medical student and/or young professional (as defined above) and presenting author of the submitted abstract. The abstract must have been submitted for presentation at Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition 2013.
  4. A minimum of seven $750 travel awards will be awarded based on abstract quality. Abstracts will be rated based on the following:

Abstract Format

Objective/Aim/Hypothesis (1 - 5 points)

· Must outline the content or expectations of the work being presented.

· Why do we care about the problem?

· What practical, theoretical, scientific or gap is your research filling?

Design/Approach/Methods (1 - 5 points)

· A clear, concise description of the methods used to include research design and appropriate statistical terms.

· Include research design and appropriate statistical terms/statistical analysis

Results (1 - 5 points)

· What did the study find?

· Must be aligned with the methodology and objectives.

· Must include at least preliminary data. “Results will be presented at EB” is not acceptable.

Conclusions (1 - 5 points)

· Should be sound and justified by the data and/or statistical analyses.


· Novel or innovative topic or methods (1 – 5 points)

· Relevance to nutrition research/practice/policy (1 – 5 points)

Writing Quality

· Is the writing clear, concise and grammatically correct? (1 – 5 points)

*All awardees must present their abstract during the designated poster presentation times at Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition, December 5-7, 2013.

*All applicants must complete the Travel Award Application.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts and Travel Award Application: September 20, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

Application deadline was September 20.