EVIDENT Young Scientist Award 2016

During the ANEC conference in Morocco, 9-14th October 2016, the EVIDENT collaboration is proud to announce their 1st Young Scientist Award. The aim of this award is to recognize the potential of young scientists in demonstrating how their research could advance decision-making for nutrition in their country.

With this initiative EVIDENT would like to encourage outstanding young researchers from low- and middle-income countries from all fields of nutrition to advocate for the use of research in evidence-informed decision-making.


Candidates should be graduate or PhD students or postdoctoral fellows in nutrition science from any low- and middle-income country, under the age of 40 years.


The winner will receive a travel grant to attend the ANEC conference, donated by the EVIDENT collaboration. Furthermore, his/her abstract will be published on the EVIDENT website.

How To Apply

Applicants should email Dr. Richmond Aryeetey (rnokai@gmail.com) the following :

  1. A copy of the accepted abstract that will be presented at the ANEC conference;
  2. A short CV (max 2 pages) of the candidate;
  3. A short answer to the following question: Why is your research important for decision-making for nutrition? Describe the role it could potentially play to advance decision-making in nutrition in your country. Maximum 1 page should be provided (12 size font, excluding figures/tables/references), in English, before the 15th of August 2016.

Evaluation Of Applications

The assessment of applications will be made by the global scientific committee of EVIDENT.

The decision will be based on the demonstration of the potential to inform decision-making processes through the short question as well as the quality, novelty and interest of the abstract presented at the ANEC conference. The final decision will be announced during the EVIDENT symposium entitled: EVIDENCE INFORMED DECISION MAKING IN NUTRITION, AFRICAN EXPERIENCES AND WAY FORWARD (12th October 2016) at the ANEC Conference (see programme for details).


The Evidence-informed Decision-making in Nutrition and Health (EVIDENT; http://www.evident-network.org/) partnership is an international collaboration created to enhance evidence-informed decision-making and policy driven research in nutrition and health in Africa. The collaboration seeks to address the priority concerns and questions of decision-makers from low- and middle-income countries through providing reviews of evidence, health technology assessments and locally-appropriate guidance, and by facilitating the translation of evidence into policy. One of the key actions of EVIDENT is to build capacity in Africa on evidence-informed decision-making. Towards this end, this year at ANEC VII, EVIDENT will provide an outstanding young scientist with a student travel grant award.


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