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

The Foundation has transitioned to online applications as of the 2018 awards application process. We invite you to learn more about our awards below. More specific instructions and application information can be accessed by clicking on the specific award application link.

Applications for awards that will be awarded in 2019 will be made available on this web page on December 14, 2018. Please contact Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at ereichling@eatright.org with questions.

Abbott Nutrition Alliance 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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
CDR Advanced Practice Residency Grant
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. The application is not available at this time.
CDR Faculty Fellowship
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $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. The application is not available at this time.
CDR Grassroots Marketing Grant
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. The application is not available at this time.
CDR Leadership Grant
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $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. The application is not available at this time.
Elaine R. Monsen Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Literature
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
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.
Edna and Robert Langholz International Nutrition Award
International Award or Fellowship
award amount: $25,000
This award will be presented to the person whose contribution to nutrition has had the greatest international significance. Awarded in even numbered years and presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in October. Nominations only.
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
Food and Culinary Professionals DPG/Academy Foundation Speakers Grant
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $2,000 each
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.
Food and Culinary Professionals DPG Communications and Educational Award Fund
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 75% of travel and conference expenses based on available funds
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. The application is not available at this time.
Frederick Green Memorial Internship
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $3,500
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. The application is not available at this time.
Gaynold Jensen Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
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. The application is not available at this time.
Gwendolyn Rossell Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $1,000 each
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. The application is not available at this time.
International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics International Project Award
International Award or Fellowship
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
Margaret Dullea Simko Award for Excellence at a Clinical Poster Session
Recognition Award
Award amount: Winner – $300, Runner-up – $150
This award is given to recognize quality poster sessions at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and encourage high-quality poster session admissions in the future. Recipient selected from FNCE® poster session.
Margene Wagstaff Fellowship 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. The application is not available at this time.
Marianne Smith Edge Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $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. The application is not available at this time.
Marie and August LoPresti, Sr. Endowment Fund 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. The application is not available at this time.
Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food/Culinary Effort
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
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. The application is not available at this time.
Mary C. Zahasky Memorial Continuing Education Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to $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. The application is not available at this time.
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.
Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leadership Development Award
Recognition Award
Award amount: $1,000
This fund was established to recognize emerging leaders among students currently enrolled in a supervised practice programs and encourage their participation in Association activities. The application is not available at this time.
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. The application is not available at this time.
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. This application is not available at this time.
Susan T. Borra Fellowship in Nutrition Communication
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: $5,000
This award is given to help deserving individuals enhance their capabilities in the area of nutrition communication in leading universities, public health organizations and professional societies. The application is not available at this time.
Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Educational Award
Continuing Education Award
Award amount: Up to 75% of the combined registration fee and travel expense
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. The application is not available at this time.
Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management
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. The application is not available at this time.