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Grants

The Foundation has several named funds which support research. Each grant has specific criteria governing its use and a separate review committee is appointed for each. This year, nine grants are available, with focuses ranging from obesity to foodservice and from nutrition support to diabetes MNT.

Thank you for your interest in the Foundation’s 2018 Research Grant applications. The deadline for applications was July 1, 2018, and the Foundation is no longer accepting applications at this time. We invite you to revisit this web page in the winter of 2018 for updated information regarding 2019 applications. If you have applied for one of our 2018 grants, you can expect to be updated on the status of your application by October of 2018.

Applying for a Foundation Grant: Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at ereichling@eatright.org with questions.

Allene Vaden Memorial Grant for Foodservice Management Research
Grant amount: $5,000
This grant is given to encourage young academics to enhance and stimulate research in foodservice management.
Amy Joye Memorial Research Award
Grant amount: $5,000
This grant is given to honor the memory of Amy Joye by fostering the scientific development of future nutrition leaders, especially in South Carolina and Georgia. Applicants are required to work with a mentor whose projects involve human research and focus on: Obesity prevention/weight control, Dietary assessment methodology to investigate/enhance accuracy of dietary reports or Fruit/vegetable gardens.
Ann A. Hertzler Memorial Research Grant
Grant amount: $15,000
2018 Topic: The research proposal should address the nutrition care for treatment of adults with heart failure. The seed grant is intended to gather preliminary data to enable further funding. Projects should focus on implementation of the Evidence-Based Heart Failure Nutrition Practice Guidelines.
Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education
Grant amount: $15,000
This grant is given to support research in nutrition and oral health or dental education by doctoral students seeking a doctorate in nutrition and oral health or dental education, Masters thesis research on nutrition and oral health/disease or RDNs with advanced degrees doing research in the area of nutrition and oral health. Non-US residents may apply.
Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) DPG Karen Goldstein Memorial Grant for Diabetes MNT Application
Grant amount: $20,000. Available every other year.
This grant is given to provide financial support to a Diabetes Care and Education DPG member for outcomes research in diabetes medical nutrition therapy.
Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG Research Grant
Grant amount: Up to $10,000
This grant is given to provide research funding to a Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG member who is interested in pursuing clinical or laboratory research involving human subjects or laboratory research or other research in nutrition support.
Herbert D. and Nylda Gemple Research Grant
Grant amount: Up to $5,000
This grant is given to encourage the development of and excellence in innovative and unique models to study the correlation of diet and nutrition in treating neurological disorders.
Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant
Grant amount: $20,000
This grant is given to provide financial support to a doctoral student working on a dissertation in the area of nutritional epidemiology.
Julie O’Sullivan Maillet Research Grant
Grant amount: $1,000
This grant is given for a research project that aims to demonstrate the value of dietetics professionals on the health of the public or demonstrate the evolving role of dietetics professionals in the profession.
McCormick Science Institute Research Award
Grant amount: $5,000
This grant supports scientific endeavors including in vitro experiments, epidemiologic studies, spice and herb intake data collection, systematic reviews and/or evidence-based analysis.

The topic of focus changes every few years.

2018 Topic: The Academy’s Council on Research’s recommended focus is “Understanding the role of spices and health.” This could include the role of spices in modulating oxidative stress or inflammation; the role of spices in affecting dietary quality and intake in a variety of disease states (e.g., oncology, obesity, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, etc.); and/or various dietary assessment methodologies to capture quantities and types of spice consumption. Studies may be cell culture, epidemiologic analysis of existing data/secondary analysis, intake surveys/addition of spice intake data collection, systematic reviews and/or evidence analysis by the Academy. 

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant
Grant amount: $10,000
This grant is given for innovative research relating to vegetarian nutrition to an individual who is an RDN, DTR or Dietetic Student member of the Academy. Preference will be given to members of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.