Student Awards

Student Interest Group (SIG) Travel Award Contest

Thanks to the support of the Dairy Research Institute, the SIG provides students the opportunity to receive $150 based on their abstracts and presentations at the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology each year. Applicants will be narrowed to a number of finalists based on submitted abstracts assessed on scientific merit and specifically, the following: research design, experimental methodology, conclusions, and significance of findings to scientific knowledge. Authors of the abstracts selected for final judging will be advised by early March that their presentations will be judged during their EB scheduled presentation time. All applicants must be a student member of ASN as well as a first author on the submitted abstract.

Applications are currently closed. Click here to access the 2017 application. For additional information please contact Michelle Hendley at (240) 428-3613.

Awards and Travel Funding Opportunities for ASN@EB17 Awards and Travel Funding

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) awards more than $90,000 in awards and travel grants to students and young professionals annually for ASN’s Scientific Sessions. Click here for details.

Important rule for the ASN Research Abstract competitions:

Students may apply to either the ASN/NSC GSRA Award or the ASN/Clinical Emerging Leaders Award, not both. This rule does not apply to competitions run by the Global Nutrition Council or ASN Research Interest Sections.

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards for EB 2017

FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) provides funding for travel awards to scientific meetings, like Experimental Biology, to encourage and support the participation of underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows at scientific meetings and conferences. ASN members are eligible to apply for travel awards to help defray conference-related expenses, such as registration and travel (lodging, transportation, and meal per diem). Each recipient is eligible to receive up to $1,850 per award.For information about ASN’s Minority and Diversity Affairs initiatives and opportunities, visit