Grants and Awards

The Nutrition Society has a range of awards, medals and lecture opportunities to award excellence and expertise in the field of nutrition research.

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The Nutrition Society’s Blaxter Award is named after Sir Kenneth Blaxter FRS PRSE, who was a leading figure in the field of energy metabolism and animal nutrition during the second half of the last Century.  He was President of the Society from 1974 - 1977 and Director of the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, from 1965 - 1982. The award will be awarded to scientists within the area of Whole Body Metabolism and Animal Nutrition.
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The British Science Association Media Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, BBC Breakfast or The Londonist. Selected Fellows will be mentored by professional journalists with the aim to give them, and their colleagues via dissemination post-placement; the confidence and willingness to engage with the media; tackle issues of mistrust and misrepresentation and to give journalists access to new scientific expertise.
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Conference Grants are available to those Society members who can least afford to attend scientific meetings and conferences around the world. Conference Grants are reserved for any members of the Society who are undergraduates doing their first degree, MSc students or PhD students or those in the very early stages of their careers i.e. within 10 years of higher degree graduation.  Part of our remit is to support nutritionists and nutrition scientists to share their ideas and research, present their work to new audiences and make new connections with their peers around the world.
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The Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Award has been awarded annually since 1990 as a tribute to Sir David Cuthbertson.  It is awarded to scientists or clinicians at an early stage of their career for excellence in clinical nutrition and/or metabolism research providing an evidence base for clinical practice.  
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The deadline for applications is now closed.  About Daphne Jackson Fellowship The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.
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The Society’s Gowland Hopkins Award is named after Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins OM FRS PRS, who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929 for the discovery of vitamins and was a Founder of the Society. The award will be awarded to senior scientists within the area of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition. 
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The Julie Wallace Lecture, in memory of Professor Julie Wallace and her sustained commitment to supporting and promoting early career researchers, is an award that recognises early stage scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.
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Applications are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award in the area of human or animal nutrition or crop science.  The grant is available to newly-appointed lecturers, researchers of equivalent status in research institutes, or fellows with their own independent support, working in a UK institution.  Applicants should be within the first two years of their appointment and will normally be 3 - 9 years from their PhD.  However, allowance will be made for career breaks.  The maximum grant will be £20,000, which can be used to fund any aspect of research that will further th
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The Nutrition Society Silver Medal has been assigned annually since 1991 for scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.
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The aim of STEM for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians, who are an essential part of continuing progress in, and development of, UK research. Poster presenters are in the early part of their career (MSc/PhD/Post Doc or similar) either in academia or in industry. STEM for BRITAIN welcome returners and those starting a second career - age is unimportant.
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The Nutrition Society is delighted to offer Summer studentships aimed at undergraduates interested in a career in nutritional science. The studentships will provide undergraduates, registered on nutrition or related degree programmes, with the opportunity to undertake a period of research in a university, research institute or industrial setting.  All applicants must have an academic supervisor based at the university at which they are registered. 
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The Society's Widdowson Award, previously known as the Public Health Nutrition Award, recognises excellence in the field of Public Health Nutrition.  The award is named after Dr Elsie Widdowson CH CBE FRS who was a pioneering figure in nutrition in the middle decades of the last century and who was a former President of the Society from 1977 until 1980. The award will be awarded to scientists who have had a significant impact on local, regional, national or international policy or delivery, or the evidence base in public health nutrition.