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'.  A paper based on Professor Keith N. Frayn's lecture at the 2018 Summer Conference will be published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS).

2018 applications are now closed.  The Blaxter Award will be awarded again in 2021.  

Application Criteria 

This Senior Award is applicable to scientists within the area of Whole Body Metabolism and Animal Nutrition.  Candidates will have made a major contribution to either, or both, of these fields. The Award is open to members of the Nutrition Society and to scientists in the UK and Ireland in closely allied fields who are not members; there is no upper age limit.  Both nominations and applications are invited.

Nominations and applications will be judged by a panel of distinguished senior nutritional scientists.

    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. 

    Applications are now closed.  The Blaxter Award will awarded again in 2021.



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