American Society For Nutrition

Student Awards

Student Awards

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards for EB 2015

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 2015 in Boston, MA.  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 2015 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators, supported by DSM Nutritional Products, during the ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, Saturday, March 28 during the ASN Scientific Sessions at EB 2015. 

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 2015 application; application deadline is January 20, 2015. For additional information please contact Katrina Dunn at (301) 634-7043. Please select Experimental Biology 2015 - Mar 28-Apr 1,2015 and indicate ASN membership on question 8. (Click here for more information about FASEB MARC Travel Awards.)

In the absence of an abstract acceptance letter, please send a copy of your submitted abstract and confirmation of abstract submission. 

Important Deadlines and Dates:

  • 01/20/2015: ASN MARC Travel Award Deadline
  • 03/28/2015: ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition
  • 03/31/2015: ASN MDAC Travel Awardees Poster Session and Networking Breakfast
For more information about the FASEB MARC Travel Award Opportunities visit

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.