Funding Opportunities

The American Society for Nutrition Foundation offers a variety of funding and leadership opportunities. For more details, please see below. Applications for all opportunities can be submitted through the ASN Foundation Portal.

CRN and ASNF Scholars Program (CASP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 17, 2021

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and ASN Foundation are pleased to provide study enrichment for upcoming nutrition professionals.

The CRN and ASNF Scholars Program (CASP) will provide five ASN student members with educational awards to virtually attend this year’s Council for Responsible Nutrition “Science in Session” annual event which will be held on October 19, 2021.

For the “Science in Session” agenda, please visit https://www.crnusa.org/2021events/SiS.

KEY DATES:

  • Application Deadline: September 17, 2021
  • Notifications Sent By: September 30, 2021

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The following information will be required during the application process:

  • Confirmation of ASN membership
  • Degree in progress and expected year of completion
  • Area of study
  • Personal statement of applicant’s educational and career objectives and how participation in this opportunity would benefit personal goals (no more than 3,500 characters not including spaces)
  • Prior involvement with ASN (e.g., volunteer leadership position(s), abstracts presented, manuscripts submitted)
  • Current cumulative GPA
  • Required upload: Current resume or CV (PDF)

Questions?
Please contact awards@nutrition.org with any questions.

Ajinomoto Young Investigator Pilot Grant

The application deadline for 2021 has passed. More information regarding 2022 opportunities will be available in fall 2021.

This award provides a one-time $10,000 pilot grant for a young investigator to pursue basic or applied research that advances the understanding of dietary glutamic acid under healthy or therapeutic conditions, particularly as it relates to sodium reduction and/or the microbiota-gut-brain axis.

Applicants must:

  • Be an ASN member residing in the United States
  • Be junior faculty (within 10 years of terminal degree)
  • Have demonstrated an interest in amino acid nutrition, cardiovascular nutrition, sensory science, or behavioral health

Special thanks to Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. for providing funding for this award.

Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship

The application deadline for 2021 has passed. More information regarding 2022 opportunities will be available in fall 2021.

The American Society for Nutrition Foundation in partnership with Herbalife Nutrition is pleased to continue the Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship program which began in 2019. The ASN Foundation will award a $5,000 scholarship to support the research and/or clinical training of a promising student seeking an advanced degree in nutrition or related field. The scholarship is directed to Registered Dietitians (RD) or those intending to become an RD.

Applicants must:

  • Be an ASN member residing in the United States
  • Be accepted/enrolled in a post-baccalaureate MS, MPH, PhD, ScD, DrPH or clinical health science graduate program
  • Have demonstrated an interest in sports nutrition, cardiovascular nutrition, aging, dietary bioactive components, microbiome, vitamins and minerals, wellness nutrition, weight management, behavioral health nutrition, nutrition education for the public and/or public health/community nutrition
  • Receive counsel and direction from a sponsor identified by the applicant who is an ASN member investigator or clinical educator

ASN Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Students in Nutrition Research

The application deadline for 2021 has passed. More information regarding 2022 opportunities will be available in fall 2021.

The ASN Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships fund outstanding research projects proposed and conducted by ASN members enrolled in a United States graduate program in nutrition. Fellowship grants range from $2,000 to $5,000.

Applicants must:

  • Be an ASN member residing in the United States
  • Be enrolled in a United States graduate program in nutrition

Clinical Nutrition Internship Program

Due to COVID-19, the Clinical Nutrition Internship Program will not be conducted in 2021.

The Clinical Nutrition Internship Program (CNIP) is designed for medical students to foster interest in the role of nutrition in the practice of medicine, medical research, health promotion and disease prevention.

Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor Position

Applications for the Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor Position will not be accepted in 2021. Applications for the next Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor will be accepted in early 2022.

The inaugural Young Career Editor will help shape and define this new position to promote and expand journal content to target audiences, from technical experts to the general public. Ultimately, this person will help The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) broaden its public voice, continuing its tradition of innovation and excellence in science publishing.

Applicants must:

  • Be a junior faculty/early career professional (within 5 years of terminal degree)
  • Have experience in nutrition research and publishing
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrate experience in science communications
  • Have experience writing for social media channels, (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Have a passion for communicating nutrition science and an ability to innovate and think creatively
  • The ability to craft and create visual media is a plus

The Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor position was established through generous contributions from Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc., Pfizer Inc and individual ASN members.