Organized by the Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee and supported by DSM Nutritional Products
Purpose: This competition provides an opportunity for young investigators from underrepresented communities within the biomedical and life sciences to participate in the annual meeting by discussing their research findings. Finalists will strengthen presentation and professional skills associated with a career in the sciences.
- Registered graduate student, medical student or medical trainee who has not received a doctoral research degree prior to the abstract deadline.
- From a group that is underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Native Americans who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, and Natives of the USA Pacific Islands (Guam, Hawai’i and American Samoa only.)
- Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission.
- During abstract submission, a brief statement must be provided that addresses the applicant’s role in the research contained in the abstract and how the research connects to applicant’s career objectives in nutrition science or practice.
- Six finalists will be selected to participate in a special oral session at Nutrition 2019.
- First, second and third Prize winners will be identified from finalists following the oral session. Prize winners will receive a modest monetary award, pending external funding.