AND Foundation Awards
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is accepting applications for our 2020 Awards and Research Grants. With 27 awards and 8 research grants available, a wide range of opportunities exist for credentialed food and nutrition practitioners at all levels of practice and students at all levels of study.
Available applications include continuing education, recognition, program development, and international awards as well as grants for research in foodservice management, breastfeeding and infant feeding practices, diabetes medical nutrition therapy, and more.
Applications can be accessed within the Foundation's application portal or by clicking on individual award links below. Emailed and hard-copy applications will not be accepted or considered for funding. All applications have a deadline of February 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm (Central Time), unless otherwise indicated.
Any questions should be directed to Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application!
- Amy Joye Memorial Research Award: provides $5,000 for research involving dietary assessment methodology, obesity prevention/weight control, or fruit/vegetable gardens.
- Ann A. Hertzler Memorial Research Grant: provides $15,000 for research pertaining to breastfeeding and infant feeding practices to align with the inclusion of guidelines for infants and toddlers in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education: provides $15,000 to support research in nutrition and oral health or dental education.
- Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant: provides $20,000 for dissertation research in the area of nutritional epidemiology.
- Julie O’Sullivan Maillet Research Grant: provides $1,000 for research that aims to demonstrate the value of dietetics professionals on the health of the public or the evolving role of dietetics professionals in the profession.
Continuing Education Awards
- Barbara Ann F. Hughes — Nutrition Education for the Public DPG Continuing Education Award: provides $1,000 for educational enhancement of RDNs in the areas of policy, advocacy and/or private practice.
- Commission on Dietetic Registration Leadership Award: provides up to $5,000 for RDNs and NDTRs to obtain leadership training.
- Frederick Green Memorial Internship in Nutrition Communications: provides $3,000 to a nutrition and dietetics student who has secured an unpaid, full-time summer internship in nutrition communications, specifically related to media and public relations, with an RDN.
- Gwendolyn Rossell Memorial Continuing Education Award: provides up to 80% of estimated expenses, up to $1,000, for members of the Public Health Nutrition DPG to attend short-term educational programs that enhance contributions of public health nutritionists to health care.
- Marianne Smith Edge Award: provides up to $1,000 for training and educational opportunities emphasizing the connection between agriculture and nutrition for RDNs.
- Marie and August LoPresti, Sr. Faculty Development Award: provides $1,000 to a faculty member of an Ohio university or college seeking continuing education opportunities.
- Mary C. Zahasky Memorial Continuing Education Award: provides up to 70% of estimated expenses, up to a $250 limit, to Academy members for short-term continuing education opportunities related to the field of dietetics.
- Rebecca Snowball Reeves Continuing Education Award: provides up to $1,000 in educational stipends for dietetics professionals working in the area of obesity.
- Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Educational Award: supports up to 75% of expenses, up to a $2,500 limit, for professional educational enrichment courses attended by Washington State Academy members.
- First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA: provides $2,200 to assist foreign nationals who are pursuing post-graduate work in the United States and have a clearly articulated plan to return to their country.
- International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics International Project Award: provides $3,000 for members of IAAND who intend to work in partnership with another nutrition professional on a project that will benefit a local, international community.
- Abbott Nutrition Award in Women’s Health: provides $1,000 to recognize dietitians who make a significant contribution to the importance of nutrition in women's health.
- Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education Programs for the Public: provides $1,000 to encourage the development and execution of unique nutrition education programs for the public.
- Margene Wagstaff Award for Innovation in Dietetics Education: provides up to $3,000 to recognize individuals who inspire entry-level dietetics professionals to pursue professional values.
- Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food/Culinary Effort: provides $2,000 to encourage dietetics professionals to make original and innovative efforts in food and culinary education.
- Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leadership Development Award: provides up to $1,000 to recognize emerging leaders among students in supervised practice and encourage their participation in Academy activities.
Program Development Awards
- Commission on Dietetic Registration Grassroots Marketing Award: provides up to $10,000 to RDNs or NDTRs to promote CDR credentials at the local level to prospective employers or third-party-payers.
- LuLu G. Graves Nutrition Education Award: provides up to $1,000 to support volunteer groups engaged in projects and programs of nutrition education for the public.