Canadian Nutrition Society Postdoctoral Award
The CNS Postdoctoral Award aims to recognize early-career scientists and clinicians engaged in outstanding research on topics related to food/nutrition at a Canadian Institution.
To be eligible for this competition, the postdoctoral trainee must be:
- A CNS member in good standing.
- Engaged in research that focuses on topics related to food/nutrition.
- A postdoctoral fellow (post-MD/PhD) at a recognized Canadian Institution.
Review Process and Evaluation
- Applications will undergo an initial assessment by CNS staff to ensure that they are both eligible and complete. Only eligible and complete applications will proceed to the review stage.
- An anonymous committee, appointed by the Canadian Nutrition Society, will review all nominations and recommend the selected recipient of the CNS Postdoctoral Award.
How to Apply
In submitting the nomination via the Online Award Nomination Tool (nomination period closed) the following information should be provided:
- Current official title the nominator
- Current official title of the nominee
- Canadian Common CV (CCV) of the nominee including academic record (degrees, majors, institutions, and dates) and list of peer-reviewed publications (published or accepted) and scientific abstracts during the past 5 years, awards and honours, professional development activities, etc. A CCV using the format of the Vanier Graduate Scholarship Program should be provided (https://ccv-cvc.ca/indexresearcher-eng.frm).*
- A summary of the nominee’s most significant research contributions (750 words or less)
- Reprints of the nominee's 3 most important publications
- A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s thesis or PDF supervisor pointing out the nature and significance of the work for which the nomination is submitted as an important component of the package.
*Any career interruptions (e.g. medical leave, maternity or parental leave) that may have influenced the opportunity for knowledge production, publications and related variables may be explained and included in a separate document.
The award consists of a monetary prize and recognition plaque. The award will be presented at the 2023 CNS Annual Conference Banquet. Please see the conference program for details on award presentations.
Late applications or applications with missing documents will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete and submitted by the deadline.
Nominations are due January 31, 2023 - submitted via the Online Award Nomination tool. (nomination period closed)