ASN Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships


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. The funds can also be used to support tuition, room/board, books, travel/registration to scientific meetings, research project support, and/or indirect charges (overhead). In reviewing applications, the review committee will evaluate significance, feasibility, communication and clarity, as well as overall scientific technical quality of the proposed research project.

The 2021 fellowship includes The Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

Click here to download a PDF detailing ASN Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Eligibility and Guidelines.

The deadline for applications was January 22, 2021.


Applicants must:

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

Click here for the ASN Directory of Graduate Programs in the Nutrition Sciences.

Application Guidelines and Instructions

All applications must be submitted via the ASN Foundation Portal. The following information will be required during the application process.

Applicant information

  • Contact information
  • ASN membership status
  • Date current graduate work began
  • Degree and date expected (e.g. PhD, Nutritional Sciences, 2021)
  • Faculty advisor and program director contact information

Faculty advisor and program director contact information

Proposed research project information:

  • Proposed research project title (150 character limit without spaces)
  • Proposed research project date (Fall 2021 or Spring 2022)


Statement written for a non-scientific audience, explaining the contribution of the proposed research to knowledge in nutrition. Tables, images and/or graphs should not be included or referenced in the Statement. (3,500 character limit without spaces, approximately one single-spaced typewritten page)


Summary of your proposed research project including objective, experimental approach and selected references. Up to 4 tables, images and/or graphs can be included to supplement the Summary. Tables, images and/or graphs (uploaded as image files in .jpg, .png, .gif or .bmp format) will appear separate from and following the Summary text. (14,000 character limit without spaces, approximately four single-spaced typewritten pages)

Required upload

  • Completed certification form (to be signed by applicant, faculty advisor, and program director)

2021 ASN Predoctoral Fellowship Award Recipients

The Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Endowed by The Gerber Foundation
Akriti Shrestha, MS, RN, Syracuse University

Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship
Supported by Mars, Inc.
Cynthia Klobodu, MBChB, MPH, Drexel University

Click here to view a list of prior fellowship award recipients.

For information on funding a Predoctoral Fellowship or other opportunities to recognize significant and superior student investigators, email Visit ASN Awards for information on the society’s awards program.

Questions about the ASN Predoctoral Fellowships?

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