Each year ASN and the ASN
Foundation grants more than $450,000 in
scientific awards, student grants, travel awards and
honoraria to experts and emerging leaders in nutrition science
and practice. The recipients of the ASN awards program represent
the most prestigious and elite professionals in nutrition
science. All awards are presented during the ASN Scientific Sessions
and Annual Meeting.
See the ASN
Call for Nominations for details about submitting
nominations. The deadline for many of the awards listed is
Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
Nominations should be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question about the ASN awards submission or nomination process? Please contact our offices by email (email@example.com) or telephone (301-634-7050). (Nomination instructions.)
The ASN awards program would not be possible without the support of ASN's generous donors and sponsors. If interested in partnering with ASN to contribute or develop an award, please visit www.nutrition.org/contribute.
Senior Investigator Awards
Conrad Elvehjem Award for Public Service in
Given in recognition of scientific and distinguished service to the public through the science of nutrition. The award of $1500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Mondelēz International.
2015 recipient: Barry Popkin Past recipients
E. V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition
This bi-annual award provides a means to encourage sound advancements in nutritional science and their application for improving the health and well-being of people worldwide and to commemorate the life and contributions of E. V. McCollum. An outstanding nutritionist will be invited to lecture on a topic consistent with the purpose of the lectureship in a location that will assure a large and broad audience. Two presentations are delivered; with one lecture delivered at the ASN Scientific Sessions. Letters of nomination should include the proposed topic(s) and site(s) of the lecture. The lecturer receives a one-time honorarium of $1500 and travel reimbursement for one lecture (maximum reimbursement: $5000). Nominations for the 2016-2017 Lecturer are due on September 15, 2015. The lectureship is supported by the E. V. McCollum International Lectureship Endowment Fund.
2014-2015 recipient: Kathryn G. Dewey Past recipients
David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award
Presented in recognition of an outstanding career in nutrition. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Mondelēz International.
2015 recipient: Dennis M. Bier Past recipients
General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition – Innovation Award
Given to an investigator whose scientific contributions advance the understanding of the health benefits of whole grain. Eligible recipients are conducting mechanistic, epidemiological, clinical, translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research contributing to knowledge of the health benefits of cereal grains and grain components. The $5000 award and engraved plaque are sponsored by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Mary Ellen Camire Past recipients
Gilbert A. Leveille Lectureship and Award
This award recognizes outstanding research and/or public service at the interface between the disciplines of nutrition and food science, over a period of five years or more, which has contributed to improved health and well-being. This award was created in 2009 and is co-administered by the ASN and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The lecture will be delivered each year, with the venue alternating between the IFT (even years) and ASN (odd years) annual meetings. The recipient receives an award of $3,000 and an engraved plaque.
2015 recipient: Theodore P. Labuza Past recipients
Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research and
Given to a member of ASN's International Nutrition Council actively engaged in research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries, as demonstrated through publications in the scientific literature, and actively engaged in training new scientists for international nutrition research. The award is sponsored by the Kellogg Company.
2015 recipient: Gretel H. Pelto Past recipients
This award is given to an investigator for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by The Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Denise M. Ney Past recipients
McCormick Science Institute Research Award
Presented to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research, whose scientific contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is endowed by the McCormick Science Institute.
2015 recipient: Jean-Marc Zingg Past recipients
Milton L. Sunde Award
Given for publication in The Journal of Nutrition of outstanding experimental, applied or fundamental research in nutrition that uses an avian species. Supported by Milton L. Sunde, PhD.
No award given in 2015 Past recipients
Osborne and Mendel Award Given in recognition of outstanding recent basic research in nutrition. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by ILSI North America.
2015 recipient: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar Past recipients
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award
Given in recognition of recent investigative contributions of significance to the basic understanding of human nutrition. The award of $1500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Pfizer. The award was formerly the Centrum Center for Nutrition Science Award.
2015 recipient: Naima Moustaid-Moussa Past recipients
Robert H. Herman Memorial Award
Given each year to a clinical investigator whose research work has contributed importantly to the advancement of clinical nutrition, particularly the biochemical and metabolic aspects of human nutrition. ASN is currently seeking funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Steven B. Heymsfield Past recipients
Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award (NEW!)
This award is presented to a physician, clinician, or investigator who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of pediatric nutrition. The award is designed to recognize an individual whose lifetime body of work includes meaningful contributions related to the importance of childhood nutrition in health and disease. The recipient's impact will have been global, resulting in scientifically verified improvements in children's health and/or innovative successful treatments for conditions such as childhood malnutrition or obesity. The award of $1500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Suskind family.
Previous recipients: N/A, will be presented for first time in 2016.
Senior Investigator - Educator & Mentor Awards
Dannon Institute Mentorship Award
This award is given for outstanding mentorship in the development of successful nutritional research science investigators. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by the Dannon Institute.
2015 recipient: Barbara A. Gower Past recipients
This award is given for outstanding contributions to teaching nutrition. The award recipient will receive an engraved plaque. ASN seeks additional funding partner(s) to support this award.
Young Investigator Awards
Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition
This award is given for meritorious research in nutrition accomplished by an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training. The work recognized must involve the nutrition of experimental animals used as models. The award of $1000 and an engraved plaque is supported by Bio-Serv.
2015 recipient: Daniel L. Smith Past recipients
This award is given for outstanding fundamental research in nutrition, with preference to scientists at relatively early stages in their careers. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the family of ELR Stokstad.
2015 recipient: Sai K. Das Past recipients
Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award
This award is given to an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training, for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Giuliana Noratto Past recipients
Mead Johnson Award
This award is given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of nutrition research or a series of papers on the same subject accomplished within 10 years of postgraduate training. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute.
2015 recipient: Heather J. Leidy Past recipients
Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development
This award is given to a young investigator for a substantial body of independent research in the field of nutrition and development with potential relevance to improving child health. The award recipient will receive an engraved plaque. ASN seeks additional funding partner(s) to support this award.
2015 recipient: Kate J. Claycombe Past recipients
Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award
This award is given for outstanding research in macronutrient metabolism accomplished within 5 years of receiving a Ph.D. degree or completing residency training. In the case of M.D. candidates, eligibility includes time of completing residency training or postdoctoral fellowship. The award will provide $1000, an engraved plaque, and travel funds to the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting. This award was established with an initial contribution from the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. ASN seeks additional funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Nicholas A. Burd Past recipients
Samuel J Fomon Young Physician Award
This award is given to a physician within 10 years from completion of medical postdoctoral training, for outstanding work in the general area of pediatric nutrition; in particular, in infant nutrition, infant growth, or body composition. As the award honors Dr. Fomon, preclinical and/or clinical research that contributes to medical applications or produces impacts upon the practice of infant feeding will be recognized. The award of $5000 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Nestle´ Nutrition Institute.
2015 recipient: Xiang Gao Past recipients
Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research
This award is given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of research or for a series of papers in a related area of amino acid metabolism completed early in his or her career (usually interpreted as within 10 years of postgraduate training). The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
2015 recipient: Michael Lustgarten Past recipients
Special Awards & Competitions
ASN offers many additional awards for graduate and medical
students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, and academic
physicians. We welcome your applications and sponsorship
inquiries. Please see the ASN website for more detailed award
descriptions, application deadlines and sponsorship
- The Nutrition Science Media Award (Submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- W.O. Atwater Memorial Lectureship
- Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, supported by DSM Nutritional Products
- Postdoctoral Research Awards Competition, endowed by Solae, LLC
- Predoctoral Fellowships for Students in Nutrition Research
- ASN/Nutritional Sciences Council Graduate Student Research Awards Competition
- ASN/Medical Nutrition Council Clinical Emerging Leaders Award Competition
- ASN/Global Nutrition Council International Student Prize Award Competition
- Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards
- Clinical Nutrition Internship Program
- Korean Nutrition Society (KNS) Award
- Sustaining Partner Roundtable Award of Distinction
- Volunteer of the Year Award