Grants and Awards

The Nutrition Society has a range of awards, medals and lecture opportunities to award excellence and expertise in the field of nutrition research.

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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 British Science Association Media Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, BBC Breakfast or The Londonist. Selected Fellows will be mentored by professional journalists with the aim to give them, and their colleagues via dissemination post-placement; the confidence and willingness to engage with the media; tackle issues of mistrust and misrepresentation and to give journalists access to new scientific expertise.
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Conference Grants are available to those Society members who can least afford to attend scientific meetings and conferences around the world. Conference Grants are reserved for any members of the Society who are undergraduates doing their first degree, MSc students or PhD students or those in the very early stages of their careers i.e. within 10 years of higher degree graduation.  Part of our remit is to support nutritionists and nutrition scientists to share their ideas and research, present their work to new audiences and make new connections with their peers around the world.
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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.  
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About Daphne Jackson Fellowship The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.
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To assist Nutrition Society members with attending the FENS 2019 Conference in October, an expansion of the Society’s annual Conference Grant programme was available on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority being given to those who are giving an oral or poster presentation during the Original Communication sessions. PLEASE NOTE:APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Successful applicants for the bursaries will be notified in late June at the earliest, once abstract acceptances are finalised.
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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.  Applications for 2019 are now closed. The Gowland Hopkins Award will be awarded again in 2022.
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To assist with attending the FENS 2019 Conference in October, The International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) is sponsoring travel to the conference. The Early Career Travel Bursary programme is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
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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 2019 have closed. Applications for Postgraduate Competition 2020 will be open in late 2019 If you would like to be notified when applications are open, 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. Poster presenters are in the early part of their career (MSc/PhD/Post Doc or similar) either in academia or in industry. STEM for BRITAIN welcome returners and those starting a second career - age is unimportant.
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The Nutrition Society is delighted to offer Summer Studentships aimed at undergraduate members interested in a career in nutritional science. The studentships will provide undergraduates, registered on nutrition or related degree programmes, with the opportunity to undertake a period of research in a university, research institute or industrial setting.  All applicants must have an academic supervisor based at the university at which they are registered. 
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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.