Awards & Honors: American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Awards

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2018 ASN Awards. The Foundation’s awards program honors scientists, clinicians and scholars for significant achievements in nutrition research and practice.

Award winners will be honored at Nutrition 2018 which will be held June 9-12, 2018 in Boston, MA.

All nominations must be submitted through the online ASN Awards Portal.

Each nomination must include a letter of support outlining the basis for the nomination and the significance of the candidate’s work, as well as a curriculum vitae containing a list of the nominee’s publications in refereed journals. Please be aware that certain awards have additional requirements.

The following awards are considered Highly Prestigious or Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).


Deadline: October 31, 2017
Link: http://nutrition.org/about-asn/awards/

List of Awards

  • Mead Johnson Award
    Highly Prestigious

    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 y of postgraduate training. The award is supported by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute.
  • Osborne and Mendel Award
    Highly Prestigious
    This award is given for outstanding recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition. The award is supported by ILSI North America.
  • ASN Fellow
    Prestigious

    The ASN Fellow designation is the highest honor bestowed by the Society in recognition of significant discoveries and distinguished careers in nutrition. Scientists who are at least 65 y of age are eligible for nomination. Nominations may be made by any member of the Society.
  • Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition
    Prestigious
    This award is given for meritorious research in nutrition accomplished by an investigator within 10 y of postgraduate training. The work recognized must involve the nutrition of experimental animals used as models. The award is supported by Bio-Serv, Inc.
  • David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award
    Prestigious

    This award is presented in recognition of a career devoted to promoting interaction among, support for, and assistance of outstanding nutrition researchers in governmental, private, and academic sectors resulting in the application of fundamental knowledge to delivery of better nutrition products and information to the public. The award is supported by Mondelez International.
  • ELR Stokstad Award
    Prestigious

    This award is given for outstanding fundamental research in nutrition, with preference to scientists at relatively early stages in their careers. The award is supported by an endowment from the ELR Stokstad family.
  • EV McCollum Award
    Prestigious

    This award is given to a clinical investigator who is perceived as a major creative force, actively generating new concepts in nutrition and personally seeing to the execution of studies testing the validity of these concepts. Nominations should include a brief summary of the candidate’s research or contribution and importance in the area covered by the award.
  • Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Lectureship
    Prestigious

    This award is given to a member of the Global Nutrition Council (GNC) actively engaged in research to benefit populations in nonindustrialized countries, as demonstrated through publications in the scientific literature, and actively engaged in training new scientists for international nutrition research. The award is supported by Kellogg Company.
  • Milton L. Sunde Award
    Prestigious
    This award is given for publication in The Journal of Nutrition for outstanding experimental, applied, or fundamental research in nutrition that uses an avian species.
  • Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development
    Prestigious

    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.
  • Peter J. Reeds Memorial Young Investigator Award
    Prestigious

    This award is given for outstanding research in macronutrient metabolism accomplished within 5 y 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. This award was established with an initial contribution from the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Nominees must be ASN members.
  • Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award
    Prestigious

    This award is given for recent investigative contributions of contemporary significance to the understanding of human nutrition. The contributions need not be restricted to investigative work with humans as long as they have relevance to human nutrition and health. Preference is usually given to scientists in the Western hemisphere. The award is supported by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
  • Robert H. Herman Memorial Award
    Prestigious
    This award is given 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 seeks funding partner(s) to support this award.
  • Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research
    Prestigious
    This award is given to an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training for a single outstanding piece of research or for a series of papers in a related area of amino acid metabolism. The award is supported by the Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Nomination Instructions

  • Enter the ASN Awards Portal (nutrition.org/awards) to submit your nomination(s).
  • The awards portal works best using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
  • Each nomination must include a letter of support outlining the basis for the nomination and the significance of the candidate’s work. All nominations must include a brief curriculum vitae for the nominee, including a list of the nominee’s publications in refereed journals. A reprint (or series of reprints) reporting the research for which the candidate is nominated can be appended but is not required. Please be aware that certain awards have additional requirements.
  • All material for a nomination must be submitted electronically through the ASN Awards Portal. Incomplete or late nominations will not be considered. For themost up-to-date information regarding the Society awards program, visit nutrition.org/awards. ASN membership is not required to submit a nomination.
  • Nominations for each award will be retained for 2 years. Nominations received in 2017 will be considered for 2018 and 2019 awards selection.
  • ASN membership is not a requirement for all Society awards but outlining service to the Society is helpful when applicable.
  • Please contact awards@nutrition.org with any questions.

Selection Process

  • Confidential award selection juries are appointed each year. Juries rank the candidates based on the award criteria.
  • An individual who has received 1 ASN award is not eligible to receive another award unless it is for accomplishments not previously recognized.
  • An award is usually given to 1 person, but a jury may recommend that the award be given to 2 or more individuals who collaborated in recent research. Similarly, a jury can determine that there are no deserving candidates in a given year.
  • The deadline for receipt of nominations is 30 September.

Questions?

For questions or more information, contact the ASN at 240-428-3650 or awards@nutrition.org.