Early-Career Travel Grant
The Early-Career Travel Grant is awarded to an NSA member who:
- is a PhD candidate or holds a PhD that was awarded no more than five years prior to the closing date for applications
- has had an original nutrition research paper, systematic review or meta-analysis published or accepted for publication in a high quality peer reviewed nutrition or nutrition-related journal in hard copy and/or electronic form since January of the previous year
- has been a financial member of the Society for a minimum of two consecutive financial years prior to their application submission
- has submitted an abstract - the abstract does not have to be based on the nominated manuscript.
Please note: no more than one Early-Career Travel Grant may be awarded in any one year.
Nominations for the award must be emailed to the Nutrition Society of Australia at email@example.com as a single pdf attachment titled: yoursurname.pdf and with an email subject line titled: Early-Career Travel Grant Application 20XX - [name of nominee]
The nomination will be assessed on:
- a 200 word lay summary on the potential of the work to translate into improving health (40%)
- research quality of the paper (20%)
- journal ranking and journal impact in the field (20%)
- quality of the nominated conference which the candidate will attend and statement of benefit (20%).
The application must also include:
- a title page, listing the:
- applicant's name
- journal name
- journal ranking in the field and impact of the journal
- conference and year
- NSA prizes previously won (name and year)
- a nomination of the conference which the recipient will attend and a statement on how the conference will enhance the applicant’s career [Note: the conference must be held within 12 months of the closing date of the application]
- the applicant’s CV (maximum 2 pages)
- a biography (up to 200 words) which may be used for publicity (NSA newsletter and website, and for introducing the winner at the ASM presentation of the award)
- if an applicant applies for the Nestle Award and the Early-Career Travel Award in the same year, they need to indicate which award they would prefer. An applicant is ineligible to receive both awards in the same year.
Please note: Retrospective applications will be considered if the conference was attended in the same year as the award. If circumstances are such that the awardee is unable to use this award within the specified time frame, the awardee may apply for an extension by writing to the President of the NSA at firstname.lastname@example.org on application.
The award is presented at the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) by the President of the Society (or his/her nominee). The award prize is $1,000 to contribute towards registration for the nominated nutrition conference and/or airfare and accommodation at the conference. This grant cannot be used for attending the NSA ASM.
The new Awardee must:
- submit a report (up to 150 words) to the NSA for publication in the NSA newsletter within four weeks of attending the conference
- present at a webinar within 12 weeks of attending the conference
- attend the NSA ASM in the same year as the award was received.
Victoria (Vicki) Inglis
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