Postgraduate Competition

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The Nutrition Society Postgraduate Competition offers current members of the Nutrition Society registered for a Higher Degree the opportunity to present a short review paper on their research topic at the Summer Conference during the Postgraduate Symposium on 12 July at King's College London. 

Winning entries will also have their paper published as a symposium paper in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS) journal.

The Postgraduate Competition is open to all current members of the Nutrition Society registered for a Higher Degree and applicants must be studying at the time of application.

Submission details:

Applicants are required to complete and submit the following form by MIDNIGHT ON 12 MARCH.  Before completing the form, please ensure you have the following available:

  • an abstract of the proposed topic of their review (not greater than one A4 page).  Abstracts must include: a title, author details (including name, affiliation and supervisor/s name), aims/scope/objective of the review, critical discussion of existing knowledge, overall conclusions/areas for future research. Download an example
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a 250 word biography.

Presentations should consist of a review of the literature and include a substantial element of the student’s own work*. 

The review that is presented must not have been submitted for publication or published elsewhere and preference will be given to applicants who are in the final year of their postgraduate programme.

* As review papers are published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and do not normally contain primary data it is anticipated that the student’s own work would already be published or in press.

Your supervisor will be notified when your abstract has been submitted in this form.
Entries in the Postgraduate Competition will be examined by a scientific and editorial panel and up to four winners will be chosen for presentation during the Postgraduate Symposium. In making its decision, the selection panel will consider the quality of the submission in terms of its relevance to nutritional science, the substance of its results, and its originality. Please read the following checklist and make sure that your abstract complies, as it is likely to be rejected for any of these following reasons: 1. Clear scope 2. Sufficient detail of authors own work 3. Sufficient data/results (normally drawn from previously published work; see previous note above*) 4. References (where appropriate) 5. Objective/background/ conclusions/discussion 6. The proposed review must not have been submitted for publication or published elsewhere 7. Follows layout instructions (found in 'download of instructions and examples' above)
A title, author details (including name, affiliation and supervisor/s name), aims/scope/objective of the review, critical discussion of existing knowledge, overall conclusions/areas for future research. See guidelines for presentation of abstracts in the download instructions and examples document above.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.
Maximum 250 words
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.