The INMD / CNS– New Investigator Partnership Prize

This prize will recognize an individual who is actively engaged in health-related research and has demonstrated excellence and outstanding contributions in nutrition-related research that is relevant to the mandate of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) and the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS).

This award is made available to a CNS member who meets the definition of a New Investigator, as defined by CIHR. Thus, candidate must be within/up to the first 60 months of his/her initial faculty appointment at the time of the nomination deadline for the year in which the award is to be offered.

In submitting your nomination, the following information should be provided:

  • Current official title and address
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee including academic record (degrees, majors, institutions and dates) and list of papers published or "accepted for publication" during the past 5 years,
  • Brief summary of outstanding contributions in the past 5 years,
  • Reprints of the nominee's most important publications, titles or abstracts of papers presented at scientific conferences.

A letter in support of the nominee pointing out the nature and significance of the work for which the nomination is submitted is an important component of the package.

The award consists of a cash prize of $5000 and a ticket to the CNS Awards Banquet where this award will be presented.

Nominations may be made by anyone. An anonymous committee, appointed by the Canadian Nutrition Society, will recommend the selected recipient of the INMD/CNS New Investigator Partnership Prize.



Award Winners
2017 JoAnne Arcand, PhD - UOIT
2016 Melanie Plourde, PhD - University of Sherbrooke
2015 John Sievenpiper, PhD, MD - University of Toronto