Funding Opportunities

The American Society for Nutrition Foundation offers a variety of funding and leadership opportunities. For more details, please see below.

Applications for the following 2022 opportunities can be submitted through the ASN Foundation Portal. The application deadline was January 28, 2022.

  • Ajinomoto Young Investigator Pilot Grant
  • ASN Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship
  • Ajinomoto Young Investigator Pilot Grant

    The application period has concluded for 2022 funding opportunities. More information about the Call for Applications for 2023 funding opportunities will be available in fall 2022.

    This award provides a one-time $10,000 pilot grant for a young investigator to pursue human research that advances the understanding of dietary glutamic acid and/or it’s sodium salt, under healthy or therapeutic conditions, particularly as it relates to sodium reduction and/or the gut-brain axis. No indirect costs are allowed.

    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 period has concluded for 2022 funding opportunities. More information about the Call for Applications for 2023 funding opportunities will be available in fall 2022.

    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 period has concluded for 2022 funding opportunities. More information about the Call for Applications for 2023 funding opportunities will be available in fall 2022.

    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 2022.

    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 2022. Applications for the next Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor will be accepted in late 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.

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