2021 Awards and Research Grants

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is accepting applications for our 2021 Awards and Research Grants. With 27 awards and 7 research grants available, a wide range of opportunities exist for credentialed food and nutrition practitioners at all levels of practice and students at all levels of study.

Available applications include continuing education, recognition, program development, and international awards as well as grants for research in food service management, breastfeeding and infant feeding practices, diabetes medical nutrition therapy, and more.

Applications can be accessed within the Foundation’s application portal by clicking here, or by visiting the awards or grants pages. Emailed and hard-copy applications will not be accepted or considered for funding. All applications have a deadline of February 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm (Central Time), unless otherwise indicated.

Any questions should be directed to Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at ereichling@eatright.org.

Annual Affiliate Award Nominations

It’s time for the Annual Affiliate Award Nominations!

Do you know an IAAND member that is deserving of one of the annual affiliate awards? These are open to IAAND members who have been involved with leadership and service, in addition to their professional work.

There are 5 awards:

Emerging Dietetic Leader Award: The Emerging Dietetics Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of members, regardless of their age, who are at the beginning of their dietetics careers.

Outstanding Dietetics Student Award: The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs and encourages their participation in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award: This award recognizes the commitment to excellence made by an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the profession.

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year: This award recognizes the professional contributions of dietetic technicians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and encourages their continued participation in association affairs.

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award: The purpose of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to encourage their continued participation in Academy affairs.

For more information about the award selection criteria and requirements, please see the Academy’s website, https://www.eatrightpro.org/leadership/honors-and-awards/affiliate-awards

In addition to the Academy Affiliate Awards, IAAND also offers two unique awards to our members. These include:

  • Country Representative Award
  • IAAND Service Award

To nominate someone, please email ncc@iaand.org and provide the name of the award you are nominating them for, the name of your nominee, and their email address (unless you are self-nominating). The Awards Committee will contact your nominee and provide them with application information.

Nominations are due by April 24, 2021.

Applications must be completed no later than May 1, 2021.

Please consider nominating a deserving IAAND member. We welcome self-nominations as well!

IAAND Awards Committee

Educational Stipends

Twice annually, IAAND competitively selects member applications to receive one of the following three educational stipend awards to attend or present at a food/nutrition-related educational event, such as a conference or workshop:

(1) One $250 student member stipend to attend an event,

(2) One $250 non-student member stipend to attend an event, and

(3) One $500 stipend for a member from any membership category to present at an event.

To be considered for an educational stipend, applicants must meet membership criteria, have completed the application form according to the guidelines, and have not been awarded a stipend within the past three year. All stipends are awarded in USD after the event has occurred and only after all stipend awardee requirements have been fulfilled.

To download the application, which includes the applicant criteria and awardee requirements, click HERE. All applications must be submitted online.  NOTE:   To access application you must first LOG IN as a member.

For an educational event held between June 1st and December 31st, the application deadline is April 30th.

For an educational event held between January 1st and May 31st, the application deadline is November 30th.

For more information about this award, please contact the  Nominating/Awards Committee Chair at NCC@iaand.org

IAAND International Project Award (through Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation)

Award amount: $2,500.

The Foundation is currently accepting select award applications with a deadline of February 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time). Applications must be submitted electronically, within the platform, for consideration. Emailed and hard-copy versions of applications will not be accepted. The link to the application form can be found here: https://eatrightfoundation.secure-platform.com/a/ .

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

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.


Academy Scholarships

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Deadline of April 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. (Central Time). Any questions can be addressed to my attention at scholarship@eatright.org.

Foundation’s Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship

The Foundation’s Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship was established to support the educational advancement of aspiring registered dietitian nutritionists of diverse backgrounds or cultures. The scholarship aims to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the dietetics field to better reflect diverse communities served, and to address underrepresentation and financial need.

The Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship will provide two dietetic intern recipients with $25,000 each for their supervised practice programs during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The application is available within the Foundation’s application portal with a deadline of May 3, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. (Central time). To determine your eligibility, please visit www.eatrightfoundation.org/advancingdiversityindietetics.

If you are eligible for the Advancing Diversity in Dietetics scholarship, the Foundation recommends that you complete both Foundation scholarship applications by their respective deadlines* to be considered for all 2021-2022 Foundation scholarship opportunities.

Questions should be addressed to scholarship@eatright.org.