To be inducted as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition is the highest honor that the Society bestows. Scientists who have had distinguished careers in the field of nutrition and are at least sixty-five years of age are eligible for consideration.

A Fellow is the highest honor ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.

Click here to view a historical list of Society Fellows.

Call for Applications for the ASN Class of 2021 Fellows


Click here to download a PDF with complete details about the ASN Class of 2021 Fellows application process.

Any questions, please contact awards@nutrition.org.

Application and Selection Process

All applications must be submitted via the ASN Foundation Portal. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Applications will be retained for 2 years. Applications received will be considered for 2021 and 2022 Fellows selection.

Confidential selection juries are appointed each year. Juries rate the candidates based on the award criteria.


Applicants must:

  • Be a scientist who has had a distinguished career in the field of nutrition
  • Be at least sixty-five years of age

Applicant Guidelines

The following information will be required during the submission process.

  • Applicant contact information
  • Letter(s) of support author contact information
  • Application information:
    • Personal statement summarizing contributions to field of nutrition science/practice/education (up to 500 words).
    • Description/list of leadership roles and service within ASN and/or the broader nutrition community
    • Description/list of honors and awards
  • Required uploads (in PDF format)
    • Letter(s) of support (maximum of 2 letters) to address the following:
      • Impact of nominee’s contributions to the field
      • Demonstrated excellence and/or commitment
      • Reputation in the nutrition science/practice/education community
    • Brief curriculum vitae of the applicant

The ASN Class of 2020 Fellows

The ASN Class of 2020 Fellows was recognized during NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE and will be honored at Nutrition 2021 LIVE ONLINE which will be held virtually from June 7-10, 2021. Members of this year’s class join more than 400 other ASN Fellows who have been recognized since the program began in 1952.

  • Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, MA, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Robert A. Burns, PhD, Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health
  • Naomi Fukagawa, MD, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Catherine A. Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD, King’s College, London
  • Harry Lee Greene, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • William Harris, PhD, OmegaQuant
  • Fatma Huffman, PhD, Florida International University
  • Mindy Kurzer, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Daniel J. Raiten, PhD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
  • Sachiko St. Jeor, PhD, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  • Judith Storch, PhD, Rutgers University
  • Mary Story, PhD, Duke University
  • Roger A. Sunde, PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Bruce A. Watkins, PhD, University of California, Davis
  • Keith West, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Meet the 2020 Fellows

To view past tribute videos presented at the Fellows, 50-Year Members and Past Presidents Luncheon, please visit the ASN YouTube Channel.

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