IUNS Scholarships ISNN 2021 – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY of NUTRIGENETICS / NUTRIGENOMICS

International Union of Nutritional Sciences offers scholarships to support scholars who otherwise would not be able to attend academic conferences, including the online ISNN Congress 2021.

About the Congress

The ISNN 2021 Congress takes place on September 25-28 as a virtual conference.

The 2021 ISNN Congress will focus on cutting edge research on human metabolism and on the interaction of the human genome with the metabolome, on human chemosensing and its interactions with the genome, and on the nutrigenetics of salt sensitivity. Numerous nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers will present. Nutrition researchers, clinicians, dietitians, and other health care providers from the region and from around the world are expected to attend. These are the leaders in the development and practice of advanced nutrition solutions. The Congress organizers look forward to welcoming you to exciting discussions in ever more relevant areas of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, metabolome, and precision nutrition.

About the ISNN Scholarships

If you are applying for a scholarship, do not register for the virtual meeting until you receive notice of the status of your scholarship application.  The conference scholarships will cover registration costs.

Individuals eligible for a scholarship are:

• Early career professionals with a degree in nutrition & food or life sciences that are interest in acquiring new insights regarding nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics.

Please note the following:

• The scholarship includes a waiver for the conference fee only and it does not include membership dues.
• ISNN Membership is not a condition.

• Priority will be given to young (under the age of 40) first-time conference attendees and individuals who study/work in non-affluent regions and/or countries that have been historically underrepresented at prior ISNN conferences, particularly those from developing regions as specified by the United Nations.

HOW TO APPLY

The applications should be accompanied by a cover letter presenting your academic/training and career experience as well as your current resume.

The required documents should be submitted at the following email address: andreescu.nicoleta@umft.ro .

Application deadline: September 10, 2021.
A panel of Scientific Committee members will review and make decisions about the applications.

IUNS Scholarships for FINUT-INCAP Online Courses

The deadline to request an IUNS-FINUT scholarship has been extended until August 29th 2021.

IUNS has provided funding for scholarships for specialization courses provided by FINUT (Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición), as part of the IUNS Capacity Development Committee’s commitment to advancing the skills of the future generation of nutritional scientists.

To request a 25% scholarship select your chosen specialist course on the FINUT courses page and more details about the IUNS scholarship and how to apply are within the course details.

Deadline: August 29 2021

Scholarship resolution date: August 31 2021

IUNS Capacity Development: EIT Food Free Course “Nutrition for Health and Sustainability”

As part of our commitment to supporting the development of early career nutrition scientists the IUNS Capacity Development Committee feature online short courses suitable for Continuing Professional Development on our website. for more information on these opportunities please visit:

This month our partners at EIT Food are launching a new, free, online course titled “Nutrition for Health and Sustainability”.

Course Details

Currently a key obstacle to medical professionals playing a stronger role in food systems transformation is their lack of training in nutrition.
If medical doctors had better knowledge of the link between food, health, nutrition and sustainability, they could play an active role in transforming our food system.

To overcome this gap in knowledge and to reinforce behaviour change towards healthier and sustainable diets, EIT Food has developed a free short online course on nutrition targeting medical students, health professionals and more generally curious minds interested in maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.

This course has been designed with and for medical students (undergrad or higher), and has been produced by the University of Reading, the University of Torino, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Groningen, IMDEA Food Institute and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with experts from the EAT-Lancet Commission (Dr. Walter Willet) and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).

The course will be included in “game-changing” solutions catalogue that EIT Food will present at the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021.

The Course is open for enrolments, starts on 19/07, and is free to access. It is composed of 12 hours of learning broken down in 3 weeks.

IUNS at ASN Nutrition 2021 Live Online

Nutrition 2021 Live Online, starts today. The American Society for Nutrition’s Conference promises four days of the latest science from the leading nutrition researchers and academics, clinical practice breakthroughs, the latest public policy and practices.

 IUNS features on the schedule with “IUNS Actions on Capacity Development, Global Health and Sustainability”, a sponsored satellite symposium chaired by IUNS president, J. Alfredo Martinez MD, PHD, and IUNS Secretary General, Catherine Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD.

The Symposium takes place Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT and concludes with a live panel discussion.

This session discusses the diverse IUNS activities and approaches to sustainability, global nutrition, and capacity development. 

Specific examples of how Traditional and Ethnic Foods and Capacity Building by IUNS in South Asia, are applicability to addressing sustainability and unstable global food systems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic; Taking a multifaceted approach to Planetary Nutrition concerns by incorporating precision-personalized nutrition with wider planetary considerations to address public health issues; How IUNS supports building capacity among nutrition scientists to implement dietary guidelines at a policy level within African countries will be presented. The session will conclude with a brief presentation from Professor Hisanori Kato about the 22nd ICN of IUNS to be held in Tokyo, Japan 2022.

Symposium Presentations:

  • IUNS Leadership on Global Food Concerns
    • Presented by Vishweshwaraiah Prakash, PhD – IUNS & CSIR-INDIA Former Director of CFTRI-INDIA
  • IUNS Insights on Dietary Guidelines in Africa
    • Presented by Francis B. Zotor, Ph.D Public Health Nutrition – IUNS & University of Health and Allied Sciences, Hohoe, Ghana
  • Planetary, Population and Personalized Precision Nutrition: IUNS Perspectives
    • Presented by J. Alfredo Martinez, MD PhD – IUNS & Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  • The Power of Nutrition: For the Smiles of 10 Billion People: The 22nd International Congress of Nutrition of IUNS, Tokyo, Japan 2022
    • Presented by Hisanori Kato, PhD – 22nd IUNS-ICN Organizing Committee & The University of Tokyo

Spanish Language Two Day Course June 16th and 17th: “Clinical Nutrition, Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity”


As part of the IUNS’s commitment to building capacity and developing the skills of early career nutritionists we provide information about relevant, high-quality online nutrition courses and upcoming events.
In this context, we are sharing an upcoming event for our Spanish speaking Adhering Bodies.


FINUT are providing a two-day online course, delivered in Spanish on “Clinical Nutrition, Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity”
The Course takes place on June 16th and 17th.
Registration is €12 and the price includes: access to the 2 days of course, certificate of attendance and unlimited access to the videos of the presentations following the course.

Nutrition and Aging: New Training Course from Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición (FINUT) 

FINUT has created a new course addressing nutrition, aging, and disease in older adults. The course is delivered in Spanish and is aimed at both early career nutritionists and professionals in Geriatrics wishing to gain nutrition training.

Together with the University of Antioquia (Colombia), which enjoys prestige in the area of public health research, FINUT have built this course in which the student will acquire knowledge about the process of nutrition and diseases in older adults, as well as aging and nutrition. :

 – Web for information and registration: https://www.finut.org/curso-nutricion_envejecimiento/

  • Tutors with degrees of professors and doctors, researchers, and experts knowledgeable in each topic.
  • Who is this course for?
  • Spanish speakers
  • Professionals in the field of Geriatrics who wish to be trained in Food and Nutrition. Graduates, graduates, and students of third year or more in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Chemistry, Physical Activity, and Sports Sciences, as well as graduates related to Biomedical and Health Sciences.

  • Price (includes certificate). Possibility to pay in 2 installments
    • Standard fee: 402,50 Euros
    • FINUT students or UdeA graduates: 362,25 Euros. Includes students who did undergraduate studies at UdeA or were students of some of FINUT’s online courses.
    • Fee for members of entities with an agreement with Udea or FINUT: 350 Euros.
    • Fee for students: 322 Euros.