Recognizing outstanding contributions to the nutrition community

The ASN and ASN Foundation awards program honors scientists, clinicians and scholars for significant achievements in nutrition research and practice.

Call for 2021 Nominations/Applications


Each year, the ASN Foundation’s awards program recognizes outstanding scientists, clinicians and scholars for significant contributions to nutrition research, education and practice.

Our awards span numerous areas of nutrition, targeting young, mid-career and senior investigators. This year, nominations and applications will be accepted for the following. Please click the links below for more information about each award.

The deadline for applications and nominations was January 22, 2021.

ASN Class of 2021 Fellows

Senior Investigator Lectureships:

This award will be presented to a physician, clinician or investigator who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of obesity research. This award is designed to recognize an individual whose lifetime body of work includes meaningful contributions and/or demonstration of highly original, sustained, and reproducible scholarship that has made major contributions to the understanding of the causes, treatment and/or prevention of obesity.

Click here for the full announcement regarding this inaugural award.

Mid-Career Award:

Young Investigator Awards:

Additional Award:

This award recognizes significant contributions to the field of nutrition science or practice by an individual from the industry sector (includes commodity boards and industry trade organizations). This award is supported by ASN’s Sustaining Partner Roundtable.

Other ASN Fellowships, Scholarships and Funding Opportunities:


Please note, due to the cancellation of ASN’s 2020 flagship meeting as an in-person event due to COVID-19, we will not be accepting nominations for other ASN senior investigator awards at this time. The individuals selected as recipients of the 2020 ASN awards will be honored and recognized during NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE which will be held virtually from June 7-10, 2021.

2020 ASN Foundation Honorees

The ASN and ASN Foundation awards program honors scientists, clinicians and scholars for significant achievements in nutrition research and practice.

Congratulations to the award recipients in the following categories for their outstanding achievement:

2020 Senior Investigator Awards

2020 Mid-Career and Young Investigator Awards

2020 Additional Awards

2020 ASN Fellows

To be inducted as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor ASN bestows.

Congratulations to the ASN Class of 2020 Fellows!

For more information about this year’s Fellows, please click here.

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Funding Opportunities

Congratulations to the recipients of the ASN Foundation’s 2020 fellowships, scholarships and funding opportunities:

Ajinomoto Young Investigator Pilot Grant

Supported by Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.
Shannon Galyean, PhD, RD, LDN
Texas Tech University

Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship Recipient

Supported by Herbalife Nutrition
Katherine Ellison, MS, RDN, LDN
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship

Supported by Mars, Inc.
Bryant Keirns, MS
Oklahoma State University

The Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Endowed by the Gerber Foundation
Kaitlyn Harper, MA, MSc
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Science Policy Fellowships

Organized by the ASN Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy

Lyndsey D. Ruiz
University of California, Davis

Matthew J. Landry, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin

Award Competitions and Travel Funding Opportunities for Students and Young Investigators

Earn honors to boost your CV and compete for cash prizes by submitting your research to NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE!

Opportunities include the following:

  • Clinical Emerging Leader Award Oral Competition
  • Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition
  • George Bray Obesity Research Student Awards
  • Global Nutrition Early Career Scholar Award
  • Graduate Student Research Award Competition
  • Nutrition Translation Award Competition for Early Career Investigators
  • Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition
    Student Awards
  • Student Interest Group (SIG) Travel Award
  • Postdoctoral Research Award Competition
  • Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition

Applications are submitted during abstract submission for ASN’s annual meeting.

More About Eligibility and Guidelines