Awards & Grants

Member Shout Outs

Our members are making a difference in the lives of many by moving the global understanding of nutrition science forward. To recognize these great accomplishments, the Research DPG offers a variety of awards for members.

Research DPG Member Awards & Grants

Note: Each year, the grant monies offered by these annual awards varies depending upon the availability of sponsorship funds.

  • First Author Award
    • Recognizes member who has an outstanding first author publication in refereed print/online journal
    • Papers must have been published within the last year
    • No monetary award
  • Emerging Researcher Author Award
    • Recognizes member who has an outstanding first-author publication in refereed print/online journal
    • Must be a current student OR be no more than 8 years past completion of highest conferred degree
    • Papers must have been published within the last year
    • No monetary award
  • Student Research Abstract Award
    • Awarded to high-quality student first author research poster or oral presentation at FNCE
    • Undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral university/college students
    • Recipients are required to attend FNCE and present their research at the Research DPG member breakfast
    • Three $300 recognition awards available
  • Research DPG Pilot Grant
    • Provides pilot or seed money for a project that is nutrition or dietetics related and will advance our knowledge of nutrition
    • Students are eligible to apply, but must submit a brief letter of support from a research mentor
    • Winner introduced at the RDPG Breakfast at FNCE
    • $10,000 research grant support
  • Research DPG Student Pilot Grant
    • Provide students with pilot or seed money for a project that is nutrition or dietetics related and will advance our knowledge of nutrition
    • Students must have a research mentor
    • Winner introduced at the RDPG Breakfast at FNCE
    • Two $1,200 pilot grants available

Want to Apply? 

Read about how to apply for these Research DPG member-only awards.