Grants 2018-03-01T15:36:07+00:00


The Foundation has several named funds which support research. Each award has specific criteria governing its use and a separate review committee is appointed for each of these grants.

The following Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Research Grants are available to all Academy members.

Grant amounts and availability are determined by investment return of each fund’s endowment.

Please note: The Foundation is transitioning to a new, online application process and, as of 2018, is no longer accepting paper-based applications via mail or email for its research grants.

We invite you to return to this website in April of 2018 to view our available grants, along with their updated applications and directions. Applications will be due in June of 2018.

Allene Vaden Memorial Grant for Foodservice Management Research

This grant is given to encourage young academics to enhance and stimulate research in foodservice management.

  • Grant amount: $5,000

Amy Joye Memorial Research Award

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.

  • Grant amount: $5,000

Ann A. Hertzler Memorial Research Grant

The research proposal should address the nutrition care for treatment of children and adults who are overweight. The seed grant is intended to gather preliminary data to enable further funding. Projects should focus on implementation of the Evidence-Based Pediatric or Adult Weight Management Nutrition Practice Guidelines.

  • Grant amount: $15,000

Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education

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.

  • Grant amount: $15,000

Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) DPG Karen Goldstein Memorial Grant for Diabetes MNT Application

This grant is given to provide financial support to a Diabetes Care and Education DPG member for outcomes research in diabetes medical nutrition therapy.

  • Grant amount: $20,000. Available every other year.

Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG Research Grant

This grant is given to provide research funding to a Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG member.

Healthy Aging DPG Community Based Applied Research/Best Practice Award

This award encourages applied research projects that improve the nutritional status, wellbeing and independence of community residing older adults. Ideally, the award will be used to solve an identify problems pertaining to dietetic practice, program administration, service/care coordination and/or behavioral practices of older adults.

  • Grant amount: $4,000

Herbert D. and Nylda Gemple Research Grant

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.

  • Grant amount: $5,000

Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant

This grant is given to provide financial support to a doctoral student working on a dissertation in the area of nutritional epidemiology.

  • Grant amount: $20,000

Julie O’Sullivan Maillet Research Grant

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.

  • Grant amount: $1,000

McCormick Science Institute Research Award

This grant supports scientific endeavors including in vitro experiments, epidemiologic studies, spice and herb intake data collection, systematic reviews and/or evidence-based analysis.

  • Grant amount: $5,000

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant

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.

  • Grant amount: $10,000