Awards

The Nutrition Society has a range of medals and lecture opportunities to award excellence and expertise in the field of nutrition research.
Award
The Nutrition Society’s Blaxter Award is named after Sir Kenneth Blaxter FRS PRSE, who was a leading figure in the field of energy metabolism and animal nutrition during the second half of the last Century.  He was President of the Society from 1974 - 1977 and Director of the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, from 1965 - 1982. The award will be awarded to scientists within the area of Whole Body Metabolism and Animal Nutrition.
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The Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Award has been awarded annually since 1990 as a tribute to Sir David Cuthbertson.  It is awarded to scientists or clinicians at an early stage of their career for excellence in clinical nutrition and/or metabolism research providing an evidence base for clinical practice.   Applications for 2020 are now open. Apply online.  Deadline for application: Friday 9 October 2020 at 17:00 (BST)
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The Society’s Gowland Hopkins Award is named after Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins OM FRS PRS, who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929 for the discovery of vitamins and was a Founder of the Society. The award will be awarded to senior scientists within the area of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition.  The Gowland Hopkins Award will be awarded again in 2022.
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The Julie Wallace Award, in memory of Professor Julie Wallace and her sustained commitment to supporting and promoting early career researchers, is an award that recognises early stage scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.
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Applications for the Irish and UK Postgraduate Competition 2020 are now open. The Nutrition Society Postgraduate Competition offers current members of the Nutrition Society registered for a Higher Degree the opportunity to present a short review paper on their research topic at either the Irish Section Conference and the Summer Conference during the Postgraduate Symposium.  If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Conference Coordinator.
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The Nutrition Society Silver Medal has been assigned annually since 1991 for scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.
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The aim of STEM for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians, who are an essential part of continuing progress in, and development of, UK research. The event aims to bring together early career scientists with parliamentarians and policy-makers, with the competition held at Westminster, in the heart of UK government. 
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The Society's Widdowson Award, previously known as the Public Health Nutrition Award, recognises excellence in the field of Public Health Nutrition.  The award is named after Dr Elsie Widdowson CH CBE FRS who was a pioneering figure in nutrition in the middle decades of the last century and who was a former President of the Society from 1977 until 1980. The award will be awarded to scientists who have had a significant impact on local, regional, national or international policy or delivery, or the evidence base in public health nutrition.