International Awards, Grants, and Resources Provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
  • Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education
    The Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education is given to support research in nutrition and oral health or dental education by a student in a master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral program in dietetics/nutrition or public health nutrition with an expressed interest in nutrition and oral health/dental education.
     
    Past Colgate Fellowship recipients are making an impact. Research findings conducted by the 2010 grant recipient Naomi Trostler PhD, RD, and her co-investigators, Riva Touger- Decker, PhD RD and Diane Rigassio-Radler, PhD RD will be presented at the 16th Annual International Congress of Dietetics in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, September 7th from 3:30-5:30p.m. Their workshop, titled “Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment: A Novel Multimedia Training Approach for Practice,” will provide participants with the evidence and framework for implementing an oral health and dysphagia screening training program for dietitians in geriatric care.  The deadline to apply for the 2013 Colgate Fellowship is April 1, 2013. The award amount is $15,000. Non-US residents may apply.  For more information or to download an application, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=6998
     
    First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA
    The First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA is given to assist a foreign national who is pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and has a clearly articulated plan to return to their country. This year’s winner was Maria Jose Romo-Palafox, RD from Mexico. After she completes her graduate studies at the University of Texas, she plans to return to Mexico with the objective of changing the way nutrition is viewed and studied. “Mexico has been left behind,” Romo-Palafox said, “There is no graduate degree in nutrition and the investigation is scarce to the point that most of the undergraduate courses are based on books, research, or statistics published in the United States.” Romo-Palafox hopes to use the skills that she learns in the US to confront Mexico’s nutritional situation upon her return. The deadline to apply for the 2013 FIND Award is February 1, 2013. The award amount is $2,000. For more information or to download an application, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=6998
     
    Competitive Essay Award of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management
     
    The Competitive Essay Award of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management is provided for the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetic and/or management information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community. This year’s award recipients were Nireshnee Reddy, BS  from South Africa and Kudakwashe Chimanya, MPH, MS, RD, LD a native of Zimbabwe. The 2012 essay topic was: Describe a food and nutrition system improvement coordinated with an allied partner to work toward raising the nutritional standards of a community. Reddy won for her essay which describes making South African schools healthier through collaborations between the government and the private sector and Chimanya’s essay entitled “Improving Nutrition Status in Zimbabwe – A Call to Action”, which addresses improving children’s nutritional status by collaborating with USA and Zimbabwe dietitians.  To read these essays or past essay submissions, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=7031.
     
    The 2013 essay topic is: Describe an original approach for the dissemination of nutrition, dietetic, and/or management information to an underserved area in the world community. The project described should be easily adaptable to a variety of settings. The author must be a professional dietitian or nutritionist and be involved in the project. The deadline to apply for the 2013 Competitive Essay Award is February 1, 2013. The award amount is $1,000.  Up to two awards may be given. For more information or to download an application, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=6998
     
    Edna and Robert Langholz International Nutrition Award
     
    The Edna and Robert Langholz International Nutrition Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and carries a $25,000 cash prize for the recipient. Robert Langholz is a past member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Board of Directors. Edna Page Langholz served as president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1981-1982 and president of the ADA Foundation, 1983-1985. Edna and Robert’s award recognizes an individual who helps to increase the stature and image of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its individual members not only in the United States, but throughout the world.
     
    This year’s recipient is Ricardo Uauy, MD, PhD (Chile), one of the most distinguished scientists in international nutrition today, as well as a leader in nutrition research. Uauy is a highly respected advisor to the UN, WHO and FAO. His expertise is wide-ranging and includes nutritional science, applied biomedical research and population-based intervention programs. His research interests include essential fatty acid metabolism, obesity prevention across the lifespan and nutritional needs of older people.  He was honored with the Presidential Award (Chile) in Science for his research on the effects of essential fatty acids on gene expression during retinal and brain development in 1997.  At The American Dietetic Association’s 2009 annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, Dr Uauy presented the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim international lecture titled “Adressing Global Malnutrition” (www.eatright.org/Foundation).   He most recently served as President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) from 2006-2010.
     
    Uauy will present a lecture on Monday, October 8 at 8 a.m. at this year’s Food & Nutrition, Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Room 114 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Join us to celebrate all he has done for the profession.
     
    International Lecture at FNCE
    The Academy Foundation is proud to present The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture: "Loans and Funding for Dietitians in Developing Countries" at this year’s FNCE in Philadelphia. Speaker Boitshepo (Bibi) Giyose, MS, from South Africa will address the challenge of funding nutrition care in developing countries. She will present innovative and feasible solutions to this problem. The lecture will be held Sunday, October 7 from 8-9:30 a.m. Giyose currently serves as a Senior Advisor for Food and Nutrition Security to the African Union's New Partnership for Africa's Development (AU/NEPAD). For more information about this lecture or to register for FNCE, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/FNCE/