Cuthbertson Award

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.

Applications for 2017 award now accepted.  Apply by midnight on 8 October. 

Further details about how to apply can be found below. 

Application Criteria 
  • Applicants for this prestigious award should be scientists or clinicians within 15 years of higher degree graduation at application. The work should be of clear relevance to nutritional management in patient care. Research related to the epidemiology and prevention of disease, i.e. public health nutrition, are not eligible.  Re-applications will be considered.
  • Applications will be judged by acknowledged experts in the field.
    Work will be assessed for:
    1. Relevance to the terms of reference
    2. Quality and impact of the submission
    3. Publication record
    4. Evidence of independent scholarship
    5. Future potential
How to apply 

Applicants for the award must supply:

  • A brief up to date curriculum vitae
  • A 1000 word summary of their contribution to an area of relevance to clinical nutrition and/or metabolism
  • An abstract summary of the proposed lecture at the Nutrition Society Winter Conference
  • Copies of up to three published papers in support of their application

Applicants will need to send the above via email by midnight (GMT) on 8 October.



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