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, five grants are available, with various focuses including nutrition and oral health, implementation of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Nutrition Practice Guidelines and demonstrating the value of dietetics professionals.

The Foundation is thrilled to offer a new online application platform for our 2019 grant applications. Applications for our 2019 grants are now available on the Foundation’s application page, linked in the table below. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 10 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time), unless otherwise noted in the table below.. Please contact Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at ereichling@eatright.org with questions.

Online Application Platform
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. The application is not available at this time.
Amy Joye Memorial Research Award
Grant amount: $5,000
Applicants are required to work with a mentor whose projects involve human research and focus on: Dietary assessment methodology to investigate/enhance accuracy of dietary reports*, Obesity prevention/weight control, or Fruit/vegetable gardens.

*Accuracy of dietary reports requires validation or comparison of dietary reports by study participants to actual dietary intake. Such validation does not simply compare two self-report methods by study participants because with that study design, actual dietary intake is unknown. Instead, validation requires comparison of dietary reports by study participants to a method that does not rely on another self-report method by study participants.

Visit the Foundation’s application page to apply.

Application deadline of March 10 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time)

Ann A. Hertzler Memorial Research Grant
Grant amount: $15,000
2019 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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. Visit the Dietitians in Nutrition Support website for the application and instructions.
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
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.

2019 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.

The application is not available at this time.
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. Visit the Foundation’s application page to apply.

Application deadline of June 1 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time)