Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Award for Nutrition Translation

CNS is calling for proposals for the Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM) Award for Nutrition Translation. The theme for 2024 is Sweeteners & Health!

This prestigious award aims to recognize excellence in the translation of nutritional knowledge, fostering activities that bridge the gap between research and practice in the field of nutrition.

CNS invites researchers from all backgrounds to submit proposals on the theme of Sweeteners & Health, encompassing nutritive, low-calorie, and non-nutritive sweeteners. Proposals should address specific areas within this broad theme, demonstrating relevance, novelty, anticipated impact, and timeliness.

A team with an early and/or mid-career investigator is encouraged. Trainees are welcome to submit a proposal with support of their supervisor or mentor.

Proposals are to be submitted via email to apnm@cdnsciencepub.com by June 30, 2024.

For submission details and the selection process, please click here.

Technical Cooperation Programme at IAEA Nutrition

It is time to secure project funding for 2026-2027!

Did you know that the IAEA supports capacity building projects through its Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme? Your nutrition project might qualify for funding if you are planning to use nuclear or stable isotope techniques to measure an outcome. TC projects usually aim at building capacity in the public sector through the provision of local evidence on the magnitude of a common nutrition problem or evaluation of a public health intervention.

Please contact your country’s National Liaison Officer (NLO) to the IAEA immediately as the deadline to submit a project concept note is 31 May 2024. Find out more about TC projects in nutrition and how to apply here. In addition, you can find Guidelines in different languages on how to plan and design projects here. Your NLO will know if nutrition is a priority for your country’s collaboration with the IAEA.

Please email IAEA Nutrition if you do not know who your NLO is, or if you need additional information or support.

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IAEA Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Nutritional and Health- related Environmental Studies team of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is available.

In this issue:

New UN-Nutrition chair, Najat Mokhtar. Photo by IAEA
  • IAEA Deputy Director General Najat Mokhtar appointed Chair of UN-Nutrition.
  • October meeting recordings on nuclear techniques for nutrition available.
  • Call for IAEA Body Composition Database Management Group members.
  • Updates on TC Programme Cycle and new Master of Nutrition and Nuclear Techniques.
  • Share nuclear technique study photos or videos.
  • Publications, success stories and more.
Read more here

Call for nominations – International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST): Fellows, Young Researcher and Lifetime Awards

The International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) is requesting nominations for outstanding achievements and honours through nominations for significant honours in IUFoST.

Nominations of Fellows to IAFoST.

The Nominations for the 2024 Class of Fellows closes on 31 December. We want to be sure to continue to include the best and brightest, most diverse leaders from all aspects of Food Science and Technology – academic/ government/industry/key organisations in related fields – to help steer our discipline forward in these challenging times.
https://www.iufost.org/webform/nomination-form-academy-fellow-2024

Young Researcher Award

This award is an opportunity for us all to identify the young leaders in our midst and their outstanding work. Please consider nominations you may wish to make: https://www.iufost.org/awards-and-honours/overview-and-criteria-young-re…

Lifetime Achievement Award

And lastly but no less important is to recognize an outstanding scientist and leader for lifetime achievement. Complete details and a list of the distinguished colleagues globally who have previously received this award are available here: https://www.iufost.org/awards-and-honours/overview-and-criteria-lifetime…

Bidding application for IUNS-ICN 2029 is open!

IUNS is currently accepting applications from Adhering Bodies, in good standing, interested in hosting the next IUNS International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) in their country. Since selecting the next ICN organiser is a lengthy process, we strongly urge you to submit a formal Letter of Intent to host ICN-2029 to the IUNS Secretariat by January 30, 2024, before midnight GMT.

For more information: IUNS- ICN Bidding for 2029 Host

BNF Early Career Scientist Award: Open for Applications

This award recognises early career nutrition scientists, whether working in academia, policy or industry, who show great potential to be future leaders in the field. Applications are welcome from any country.

Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit an abstract that could be turned into a mini-review describing an emerging area of human nutrition science that would be suitable for submission to the British Nutrition Foundation’s peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Bulletin.

Full details including eligibility criteria and information about previous winners can be found on the weblink below.

Applications must be received by midnight on 24 May 2023.

The British Nutrition Foundation offers a number of awards, recognising excellence in the field of nutrition. The Awards are made possible through the Foundation’s management of the Drummond Memorial Fund, established in memory of the work and contribution of Sir Jack Drummond. 

Early Career Scientist Award

International Science Council calls for nominations to the 2022 ISC Fellowship

Submit your nominations for the next intake of 60 Fellows by 7 October.

On 9 June 2022, the International Science Council announced the creation of the ISC Fellowship and the appointment of 66 Foundation Fellows. ISC Fellows are eminent scientists, engineers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of science and society. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good.

Call for Proposals: School Meals Coalition Week -One year since its launch!

The School Meals Coalition Week will be held on October 11-14, 2022. It will be a series of virtual events, led by partners and managed by the School Meals Coalition Secretariat to celebrate the first year since the launch of the Coalition and to put the focus on what needs to be done moving forward to achieve the Coalition’s objectives.

The Coalition is launching an open call for proposals for ideas to shape School Meals Coalition Week programming to complement sessions already being organized that will provide updates on the work of the Coalition’s initiatives and its leading governments.

It will be an opportunity to give partners visibility, raise specific issues they are interested in sharing, and showcase projects, success or progress towards the goals of the coalition. It will also be an opportunity to gather partners together, showing how multisectoral collaboration is working in practice.

The closing date to submit ideas is August 20th. See the attached application form for more information.

Application Form

CALL FOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: SCIENCE BY WOMEN

Deadline, September 30, 2022

Women for Africa Foundation is launching the 8th call for fellowships of the program Science by Women, aimed at selecting 22 senior African women scientists to be integrated into 21 top research Spanish centers in the following areas: health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climatic change.

So far more than 100 fellows have enjoyed six-month research stays which have contributed to enhancing their leadership in scientific research and technology transfer. You can find the presentation as well as the rules and guidelines in the link  Mujeres por África 8th Edition – Science by woman – Mujeres por África (mujeresporafrica.es)

The program’s ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy.

The Women for Africa Foundation is a private entity aimed at contributing to the sustainable development of Africa through the drive of its women. 

  For further information contact: science.by.women@mujeresporafrica.es 

June 7: World Food Safety Day

Safer Food, Better Health

Foodborne diseases affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year. There are over 200 of these diseases – some mild, but others deadly. 

The United Nations General Assembly established World Food Safety Day in 2018 to raise awareness of this important issue. WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other stakeholders.

This year’s theme, “Safer food, better health”, highlights the role that safe, nutritional food plays in ensuring human health and well-being and calls for a set of specific actions to make food safer.

We all have a role to play; whether we grow, process, transport, store, sell, buy, prepare or serve food, food safety is in all our hands. And if we work together, we can all help achieve safer food for better health.

Visit https://www.who.int/news-room/events for more information on the events and how you can get involved.