Awards


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers recognition awards, leadership recognition and education stipends to members and dietetic student members.

Recipients

Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Essays

The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management offers an annual essay competition to promoting the exchange of dietetics information throughout the world.

Looking to Establish a Named Fund?

The Foundation supports and encourages individual and corporate contributions to our Scholarship, Award, Research and Public Education Programs. Our goal is to assist students in their academic endeavors, and recognize outstanding members for their contributions, fund member conducted research and provide resources through public education efforts.

Industry, industry foundations, dietetic practice groups, member interest groups, affiliates or individuals may contribute to any existing fund or establish a new award fund. Learn more by downloading the PDFs below:

Awards

The Foundation is now accepting applications for 2020 Foundation awards. To apply, please visit the Foundation’s online application platform by clicking the green button below. Award applications have a deadline of February 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) unless otherwise stated within the application platform.

Applications are posted as they become available within the Foundation’s application platform. Applications be submitted within the platform for consideration. Emailed and hard-copy versions of applications will not be accepted.

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

Online Application Platform

Application Based Awards

Abbott Nutrition Malnutrition Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,400
This award will recognize up to four Academy members on an annual basis working in a hospital setting who have made a significant contribution to improve awareness of malnutrition and taking action to address the issue. Up to four awards may be given.
Abbott Nutrition Award in Women’s Health
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to recognize dietitians who make significant contributions to the importance of nutrition in women’s health.
Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education Programs for the Public
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to encourage development of and recognize excellence in innovative and unique models for dietetics information and/or innovative services for delivery of nutrition education to the public.
Barbara Ann F. Hughes — NEP DPG Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to provide educational stipends for nutrition professionals on the subjects of policy initiatives, advocacy and/or private practice. Preference will be given to members of Nutrition Education for the Public DPG.
Commission on Dietetic Registration Advanced Practice Residency Award – Program
Program Development Award
Award amount: Up to $30,000 per institution
The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for the establishment of new advanced practice residency programs that adhere to the ACEND® Advanced Practice Residency Guidelines and for existing programs that require enhancements in order to meet the ACEND® Advanced Practice Residency Guidelines.
Commission on Dietetic Registration Advanced Practice Residency Award – Students
Continuing Education Award
Award Amount: Up to $5,000 per student
The purpose of this award is to provide funding to support Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) who are enrolled in advanced practice residency programs.
Commission on Dietetic Registration Faculty Fellowship Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $10,000
The purpose of this fund is to provide awards not to exceed $10,000 for individuals with doctoral degrees seeking to become RDNs.
Commission on Dietetic Registration Grassroots Marketing Award
Program Development Award
Award amount: Up to $10,000
The purpose of this fund is to provide grants to RDs or DTRs to promote CDR credentials at the local level to prospective employers or third-party-payers. Funds may be used for a virtual event/activity or “live” meeting or program (i.e., to attend and exhibit at a professional meeting). The number of awards given annually varies.
Commission on Dietetic Registration Leadership Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $5,000
The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to RDs and DTRs to obtain leadership training. The training programs should prepare individuals to move into leadership positions within their organization. Up to four awards may be given.
E. Neige Todhunter Memorial Doctoral Fellowship
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $5,000
This award is given to master prepared dietetics educators and practitioners to pursue doctoral studies.
First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA
International Award or Fellowship
Award amount: $2,200
This award is given to assist foreign nationals who are pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and have a clearly articulated plan to return to their country. The number of awards given annually varies.
Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group Communications and Educational Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 75% of travel and conference expenses based on available funds; up to a $2,500 limit
This award provides funding for food educational presentations made by a dietitian or dietetic technician as well as provide funding for culinary educational enrichment for a dietitian or dietetic technician. Funds are available for dietetic professionals new to their careers, as well as those who are seasoned and wish to expand their knowledge and experiences. The number of awards given annually varies.
Frederick Green Memorial Internship in Nutrition Communications
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $3,000
This award is provides a grant for a nutrition and dietetics student who has secured an unpaid, full-time, 6- to 8-week summer internship with an RD who is a member of the Academy specializing in nutrition communications, specifically related to media and public relations.
Gaynold Jensen Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 75% of the cost for each educational program attended as long as it does not exceed $500
This award is given as scholarships to members of Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG for educational programs that enhance the contributions of the consultant dietitian to health care. The number of awards given annually varies.
Gwendolyn Rossell Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 80% of estimated expenses, with a maximum of $1,000
This award is given to members of the Public Health Nutrition DPG for short-term educational programs that enhance the contributions of public health nutritionists to health care. The number of awards given annually varies.
International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics International Project Award
International Award
Award amount: $3,000
The purpose of this fund is to foster collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and skills among food and nutrition professionals in the international community. An award will be given to IAAND members who intend to work in partnership with another food or nutrition professional on a project that will benefit the local community of one of the individuals.
LuLu G. Graves Nutrition Education Award
Program Development Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
This award is given to support volunteer groups engaged in projects and programs of nutrition education for the public. Multiple awards may be given. The number of awards given annually varies.
Margene Wagstaff Award for Innovation in Dietetics Education
Recognition Award
Award amount: $3,000
This award is given to recognize individuals who inspire entry-level dietetics professionals to pursue professional values.
Marianne Smith Edge Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000
This award provides financial support to RDNs to support training and educational opportunities to increase knowledge of the connection between agriculture and nutrition.
Marie and August LoPresti, Sr. Faculty Development Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award was established to recognize the LoPrestis’ contributions to the foodservice, hospitality and dietetics professions. It supplies continuing education funding for faculty of Ohio Universities and Colleges.
Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food/Culinary Effort
Recognition Award
Award amount: $2,000
This award is given to encourage dietetics professionals to make original and innovative efforts in food and culinary education. Up to two awards may be given.
Mary C. Zahasky Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 70% of estimated expenses with a max of $250
This award provides continuing education funding to Academy members for short-term educational programs related to the field of Dietetics, to widen, renew and elaborate professional development. The number of awards given annually varies.
Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leadership Development Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
This fund was established to recognize emerging leaders among students currently enrolled in a supervised practice programs and encourage their participation in Association activities.
Professional Advancement Diversity Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000
This award supports continuing education efforts of registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered from diverse* populations within their first five years of practice to expand their leadership skills in practice and professional responsibilities.
Rebecca Snowball Reeves Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000
This award provides educational stipends for dietetics professionals working in the area of obesity.
Ruby P. Puckett/Elizabeth Frakes Food Management Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $2,000
This award provides funding for a Management in Food and Nutrition Systems member for continuing professional education credit to assist qualified professionals’ attendance at the Academy’s Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo or another conference of professional interest related to food and nutrition management. Up to two awards may be given.
Susan T. Borra Advancing Food and Nutrition Communications Fellowship Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $2,500 for the fellowship recipient and up to $500 for the fellowship site in reimbursement of fellowship-related expenses
This award was established to help deserving individuals enhance their capabilities and experience in the area of nutrition communications in a food environment (e.g. food and beverage companies, commodity groups, trade associations, public relations and marketing firms, etc). The goal of the recipient of this award should be to develop or further enhance their communication skills with the intention of utilizing these skills throughout their career.
Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Educational Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 75% of the combined registration fee and travel expenses occurred based on available funds; up to a $2,500 limit
This award is given to provide funding for professional educational enrichment for a dietitian or dietetic technician. Applicant must be a member of the Academy and the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least three years. The number of awards given annually varies.
Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management Essay
International Award or Fellowship
Award amount: $1,100
This award is given to provide for the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetic and/or management information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community. The fund offers a $1,100 award for an essay highlighting international nutrition concerns; additional awards may also be provided. A different topic is chosen each year. 2019’s essay prompt asks applicants to describe global nutrition and dietetics progress and advancement through collaboration between two or more countries over the last decade.
Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Global Hunger Relief Program Grant
International Award
Award Amount: $5,000
The purpose of this grant is to provide seed money for programs addressing hunger in low-resource settings, including developing countries. The grant will be awarded to fund well-designed program proposals that provide compelling models with realistic program metrics, demonstrate an understanding of the culture/setting, directly support hunger-relief efforts, and detail a long-term plan for program sustainability.

Other Foundation Awards

Edna and Robert Langholz International Nutrition Award
International Award or Fellowship
Award amount: $25,000
This award aims to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding contribution to the field of nutrition and to help increase the stature and image of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics worldwide. Nominations only.
Elaine R. Monsen Award for Outstanding Research Literature
Recognition Award
Award amount: Statue only, valued at $500
This award is given to recognize an outstanding body of research literature in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition. Published author selected by committee.
Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group & Academy Foundation Speakers Bureau Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $2,000

The purpose of this grant is to fund a speaker bureau for affiliates or groups interested in providing a speaker for an educational event or address food and culinary issues. The speaker bureau is funded by the FCP DPG through the Academy Foundation, which will award five grants per year.

Deadline: Check back later for details

For more information, visit www.foodculinaryprofs.org.
Margaret Dullea Simko Award for Excellence at a Clinical Poster Session
Recognition Award
Award amount: Winner – $300, Runner-up – $150
This award recognizes quality poster sessions at FNCE® and encourages high quality poster session admissions in the future. The pre-selected top five clinical posters will be judged during the FNCE® poster session. The winners will be determined at FNCE®. The first place winner will receive $300 and a complimentary ticket to the Foundation Gala. If funds allow, the first runner-up will be awarded $150 and a complimentary ticket to the Foundation Gala. Recipient selected from FNCE® poster session.
Mary P. Huddleson Memorial Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This award is given to recognize an outstanding article published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during the previous year. Nominations submitted through the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Nominations only.
Outstanding Preceptor Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
At the request of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation now funds six awards on behalf of the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors group to recognize preceptors who are exemplary educators and mentors. Six awardees (one from each geographic region) will receive registration and support (up to $1,000) to attend FNCE® supported by the Academy’s Foundation. The recipients are also recognized at the Academy Member Showcase and the NDEP Member Meetings at FNCE®. Nominations only. For more information, contact NDEP.