Awards & Competitions

ASN fosters the career development of young investigators and clinicians to improve the field of basic, clinical, translational and public health nutrition science research and practice. Travel awards present an excellent opportunity for your company to support these early career professionals


ASN is seeking sponsors to help make Nutrition 2020 family friendly. Your support will allow ASN to again offer small grants that aid in offsetting care-giving expenses to enable scientists with dependent children or family members to present their research in Baltimore. This was extremely popular at previous ASN annual meetings and greatly appreciated by all those who received grants and were able to attend.


Challenges graduate students in nutrition by providing a special oral session in which they compete in presenting their research findings.


Promotes interest in clinical and human nutrition. Candidates must be ASN member graduate students or medical trainees who have not yet received a doctoral research degree.


Promotes interest in international nutrition. Candidates must be members of ASN’s International Nutrition Council, with priority given to graduate students at universities in low-income countries.


Encourages young professionals to succinctly translate their research findings to various audiences.

Travel Awards Scholarships for Nutrition 2020

Nutrition 2020’s audience includes rising leaders in the field – undergraduate, graduate and medical students and early career professionals from around the world. ASN seeks external support for travel awards and scholarships to recognize accomplishments and foster the professional development of all career stages by assisting them with travel to Nutrition 2020. This is an excellent way to engage with targeted audiences while showing your support of colleagues throughout the nutrition community. Funding is being sought to offer the following awards:

Trainee Travel Awards
Provides travel support to ASN Trainee members (students and postdoctoral fellows) whose first-author abstracts submitted to Nutrition 2020 are deemed outstanding.
10 awards @ $1,000 each

Early Career Faculty Travel Grant
Provides travel grants to young investigators (assistant professor or equivalent) to assist them in attending Nutrition 2020.
10 awards @ $1,000 each

Minority Scientist Travel Award
Provides travel support to eligible underrepresented minority (URM) scientists, including trainees and early-career faculty members.
10 awards @ $1,000 each

Undergraduate Faculty Awards
Provides travel support to undergraduate faculty to assist them in attending Nutrition 2020.
5 awards @ $1,000 each

Mid-Career Travel Grants
Provides travel support to mid-career professionals to assist them in attending Nutrition 2020.
10 awards @ $1,000 each

International Investigator Travel Awards
Provides travel support for investigators, including trainees and early-career faculty members, residing outside North America.
10 awards @ $2,000 each

Nutrition 2020 Scholarships
Funding is also sought for scholarships to allow nutrition and other healthcare professionals to attend Nutrition 2020. These popular opportunities can be targeted to audiences such as dietitians, medical students, MDs, etc. and can be focused geographically. Sponsors will be prominently acknowledged and can have the ability to interact with those receiving scholarships onsite for photos.


Keith Dillon, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs/Vice President, ASN Foundation at and 240-428-3601.

All sponsorship and promotional opportunities are subject to change and availability.

Per ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support it is prohibited to include company logos and product listings of any commercial interests in educational materials and disclosure of commercial support. A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.