Blaxter 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.

Congratulations to Professor Keith N. Frayn, University of Oxford for been awarded the first Blaxter Award for his research entitled 'Turning over our fat stores: the key to metabolic health'. 

Application is now open. Deadline is 10 October 2021.

How to apply 

Candidates should submit:

  1. Nomination/Application Letter:  a one-page letter of nomination, or application,outlining the candidate’s case. 
  2. Curriculum Vitae:  a full CV including a detailed publication list and citations of the applicant’s work as well as any other relevant information.
  3. Key Publications:  copy (in pdf format) of five key publications

The nomination/application letter, CV and five key publications should preferably be submitted as a single PDF. 

Please click here to submit your application for the Blaxter Award 2021.



If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please contact the Society's Events Officer.