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.

Award
The Society’s Blaxter Award is named after Sir Kenneth Blaxter FRS PRSE who directed the Rowett Research Institute from 1965 – 1982, was a leading figure in energy metabolism and animal nutrition in the second half of the last century, and was a former President of the Society between 1974 and 1977. The award will be awarded to scientists within the area of Whole Body Metabolism and Animal Nutrition. Further details including application criteria and how to apply will be available soon.  If you would like to be the first to be informed when information is available, please contact us.
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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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The deadline for applications is now closed.  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. Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique - they offer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment. This Fellowship is part-time over two years and consists of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust's Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.  
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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.  Further details including application criteria and how to apply will be available soon.  If you would like to be first to be informed when further information is available, please contact us.
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The Julie Wallace Lecture, 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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Travel Grants are available to Society members who can least afford to travel to scientific meetings and conferences around the world. Travel Grants are reserved for any members of the Society who are undergraduates doing their first degree, MSc or PhD students or those in the 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 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. We welcome returners and those starting a second career- age is unimportant.
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The Nutrition Society is offering a limited number of summer studentships aimed at undergraduates 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 will be expected to have an academic supervisor based at the university at which they are registered. It is anticipated that students will have already undertaken at least two years of study at university and have at least one year of their course remaining. Studentships are available for up to eight weeks and carry a stipend of £250 per week. The applicant’s university will receive a further £500 towards research expenses associated with the project.
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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.