The Irish Postgraduate and UK Postgraduate 2021 Competitions are now closed.
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.
The Irish and the UK Postgraduate Competitions are now open to current members of the Nutrition Society currently registered for a Higher Degree. The applicant will be required to select whether they would like to submit to the Irish or the UK Postgraduate Competition and will only be eligible to take part in one. Applicants must be studying at an Irish or UK Institution at the time of application. Awarded applicants will need to be available to deliver a 15 - 25 minute presentation at the conference which their application is submitted to. Please read the instructions on the links below:
The Postgraduate Competition is now closed.
Winning entries will be expected to write a review paper for the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS) journal.
Applicants are required to provide:
- An abstract of the proposed topic of their review (not greater than one A4 page). Abstracts must include: a title, author details (including name, affiliation and supervisor/s name), aims/scope/objective of the review, critical discussion of existing knowledge, overall conclusions/areas for future research. Download an example.
- A curriculum vitae;
- A 250 word biography.
Presentations should consist of a review of the literature and include a substantial element of the student’s own work*.
The review that is presented must not have been submitted for publication or published elsewhere and preference will be given to applicants who are in the final year of their postgraduate programme.
* As review papers are published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and do not normally contain primary data it is anticipated that the student’s own work would already be published or in press.