The Nutrition Society Silver Medal has been assigned annually since 1991 for scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.

The application portal for the Silver Medal is now open

The winner of the Silver Medal is invited to present their research at the Nutrition Congress, 2-5 July 2024. Please note that on acceptance of the award, you must be available to present and submit a paper to the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 

Please submit before 29 April 2024 (midnight). 

All communications regarding your submission including acceptance will be electronic using the email address provided on your submission.

  • Applicants must be Nutrition Society members and within 15 years of higher degree graduation at application.
  • Provided that this criterion is met, there is no limit to the number of times an application can be made, however previous winners are ineligible. Each subsequent application must be a new submission made in full.
  • Candidates may request that any career breaks, such as maternity leave or long-term illness be taken into account when determining whether the candidate is still within the eligibility period.

Applications will be judged by a panel of distinguished nutritionists from a variety of institutions and areas of expertise. Judging will focus on the following criteria:

  • External recognition in
    • Scholarships and awards
    • Leadership of innovative research
    • Contributions to conferences and professional Societies
  • Evidence of extensive academic publications
  • Evidence of a record of sustained research funding



Get in touch

If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please contact the Society's Events Officer via email.

When will I hear if my submission has been accepted?

Applicants will hear by mid-May on the outcome of the Silver Medal. 

If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Event's Officer at [email protected]