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.

Applications are now open. APPLY ONLINE

The closing date is 5pm on Monday 23 April 2018 (GMT).  Candidates will be notified of the outcome by mid-May.

The winner of the Award will be expected to deliver a seminal lecture at the Nutrition Society’s Summer 2018 Conference (University of Leeds, 10 - 12 July 2018) and provide a paper based on their lecture for publication in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.   

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. 

    Apply online by 5pm on Monday 23 April (GMT).



    If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please contact our Conference Coordinator, Emily Ooi