Postgraduate Competition

The Irish Postgraduate and UK Postgraduate 2022 Competitions are now open.

The Nutrition Society Postgraduate Competition offers current Society members who are Postgraduate students registered for a Higher Degree the opportunity to present an original short review paper on their research topic in the Postgraduate Symposium at either the Irish Section or Summer Conference.

If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Events Officer.

How to apply 

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. An abstract of the proposed topic of their review (not more than 500 words (excl title/authors/references)).  Abstracts must include: a title, author details (including name, affiliation and supervisor/s name), aims/scope/objective of the review. Abstracts will be scored on originality and how the review contributes to knowledge. The abstract should represent an outline of the proposed review paper, this can build on and incorporate the student’s own research, including any published papers. Download the submission guidelines here.
  2. A structured proforma should be submitted including a list of educational qualifications, PhD title and date of submission (expected or actual), supervisors, any previous awards and prizes, publications and presentations undertaken to date. Download the proforma here.
  3. A 250 word biography which will be used for the conference programme booklet (if the applicant were successful).

Irish Postgraduate Competition  - Apply here

UK Postgraduate Competition - Apply here

Deadline is 11 April 2022

Presentations should consist of a review of the literature and can include the student’s own work where appropriate*. 

Since the review presented will be published, it is expected that the content of the review must not have been submitted for publication or published elsewhere and as such it is likely that preference will be given to applicants who are in the final year of their postgraduate programme. Also as a review

* As review papers are published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society they cannot contain primary data (i.e. unpublished data) and as such any work completed by the student that is included in the review paper would already be published or in press.


If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Events Officer.