IUNS Re-Integration Grant

IUNS have launched a Re-Integration grant, this is to enable early career nutritionists who have completed their doctoral training in a developed country to start their career and/or settle in their jobs in their home country.

Three awards of $10,000 are available, one grant will be given to each of the following regions: Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The deadline for this is the end of June 2016.

The application form can be downloaded from the link below:

NS-ANEC Travel Fellowship 2016

The Nutrition Society in collaboration with the African Nutrition Society have launched the ANEC Travel Fellowship for 2016.

This fellowship is open to University Students or Young Scientists with an interest in nutrition who wish to participate to the 7th ANEC conference in Marrakesh, 9-14 October 2016.

Eight to ten awards of £500 – £1200 are available as a contribution to travel costs, accommodation and conference participation.

Applicants must download and fill the application form below and return it to Hannah Partridge (office@nutritionsociety.org) no later than 31 August 2016 at 12 noon.

Application form: Nutrition Society-ANEC Travel Fellowship

Writing a Ph.D. proposal

The Nutrition Society is hosting a workshop under the theme:

Writing a Ph.D. proposal

The workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Basma Ellahi (University of Chester) and Prof. Sean Strain (Ulster University). To apply for this workshop, download and fill the form below before returning it to the Nutrition Society by email (training@nutritionsociety.org):

  • Planned duration: 2-3 hours
  • Class size: Maximum of 35 participants
  • Application requirements: Early career nutritionists or students only
  • Cost: Free

Click here to download the Application form for the Workshop: Writing Ph.D. proposal

Workshop: Networking for Early Career Nutritionists

The Nutrition Society is organizing a workshop under the theme:

Networking for Early Career Nutritionists

The workshop will be facilitated by  Professor Basma Ellahi (University of Chester) and Dr Francis Zotor (African Nutrition Society). To apply for the workshop, download and fill the form below before returning it to the Nutrition Society by email (training@nutritionsociety.org):

  • Planned duration: 3-4 hours
  • Class size: Maximum of 35 participants
  • Application requirements: Early career nutritionists or students only
  • Fee: Free for ANEC VII early career delegates

Application form for the wokshop: Networking for Nutrition Graduates

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.