GIRACT’S European PhD in flavour research awards 2022/2023

Giract is pleased to announce that for the 13th year, 5 industry sponsors will support the programme, which enables PhD students at European universities and institutes to pursue taste research. This group promotes taste research and related jobs across Europe to attract talent.
Project targets two PhD student groups:
PhD candidates seeking employment
PhD-bound students

Sustainability and Mediterranean diets – IUNS and FENS to collaborate on joint international Task Force

The IUNS Task Force on Sustainable Diets and FENS Task Force on Mediterranean Networking held a joint session on “Assessing and Promoting the Mediterranean Diet” during the 3rd World Conference on revitalization of Mediterranean Diet organized. This session combined the FENS Task Force on Mediterranean Networking and the IUNS Task Force on Sustainable Diets to form a new international group.

Silver star shaped award in front of a red background

Dr Nevin S Scrimshaw Prize Winner

IUNS are pleased to announce, Dr Camila Corvalán, of Chile is the inaugural winner of the Dr Nevin S. Scrimshaw prize.
Dr Corvalán will be presenting a plenary lecture during the closing ceremony of the IUNS-ICN in Tokyo on 11 December, co-chaired by the current President of IUNS, Professor J. Alfredo Martinez and President Elect, Dr Lynnette Neufeld. 

Visa changes – Japan

Japan has announced that independent tourists can visit Japan visa-free from October 11 2022.

68 countries and regions will no longer need to apply for a visa to travel to Japan to attend the IUNS-ICN.

FENS workshop at IUNS-ICN

FENS invites you to an interactive workshop on Improving Standards in the Science of Nutrition on December 6 from 09:00 to 12:00 (JST) (before the ICN2022 opening plenary that afternoon). Registration for this workshop is open until 30 November 2022.

The FENS working groups want to involve the global nutrition community in their interpretation: 

  • How can we optimally create and use appropriate concepts and methods to conduct nutrition research, that delivers credible and applicable results? 
  • How can we align these results with the current CONSORT guidelines, to best present them for use by the nutrition and wider community? 

International Science Council calls for nominations to the 2022 ISC Fellowship

Submit nominations for the next intake of ISC fellows by 7 October. 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.


NHLBI Workshop: Optimal instruments for measurement of dietary intake, physical activity, and sleep among adults.

The 2022 Optimal Instruments for Measurement of Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Sleep Among Adults Workshop will be held virtually on September 21- 22, 2022.

The workshop times are 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT on September 21st, and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT on September 22nd.


IAEA Newsletter

In the latest issue of the Nutritional & Health – related Environmental Studies Section newsletter:
A revised e-learning experience, A new research project and a new database on breast milk intake, The first ‘Nuclear in Nutrition’ interview, Highlights on the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets for All,

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.