The NSA Medal is awarded to an NSA member who:
- is an Australian nutrition scientist
- is currently highly active in their field of endeavour
- has an outstanding track record in the field of animal or human nutrition
- whose work has been carried out predominantly in Australia
- has been a financial member of the Society for the five years prior to nomination.
Please note: permanent residents are eligible to apply. No more than one NSA Medal may be awarded in any one year.
Nominations for the award must be made by two members of the Society. Each nomination must be emailed to the Nutrition Society of Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment with the subject line: NSA Medal Nomination 2019 – [name of nominee].
The nomination must be accompanied by:
- appropriate documentation (one page documenting the basis for the nomination together with the nominee’s brief curriculum vitae and list of publications)
- brief statements by each of the two nominators on the impact of the nominee’s work
- the nominee’s statement about the impact of his/her work on the relevant area of nutrition
- contact details of a referee (whose opinion will be sought only on the advice of the Awards Committee)
- a statement by the nominee of his/her availability to attend and present at the ASM.
The Council makes its decisions about conferring this award on the advice of the relevant Awards Committee.
The award is presented at the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) by the President of the Society (or his/her nominee). The award consists of a certificate and a number of benefits in relation to that ASM, including a return economy airfare, accommodation for one night, free registration and free conference dinner. The new Medallist must present a plenary lecture at the ASM.
The new Medallist must be available, if invited, to:
- speak at Regional Group meetings
- present a national webinar for NSA members.
Names of Medallists are published in each issue of the Proceedings.
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