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Nutritional Research Achievement Award

This award is given to a nutritionist in recognition for their breakthroughs and contributions in field of nutritional research for athletes.

Not awarded in 2018.

Nominations will open again in March.

Award Eligibility

Be a current member for two consecutive years
Active and proven contributor to the NSCA
Actively working as a sports scientist researcher and regularly conducting research in areas related to nutrition
Not awarded this award previously
Nominated by a current member

Additionally, nominees will need to fill out an evaluation criteria (PDF download) and submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and supporting documentation to nominations@nsca.com. Qualifying nominees will also be asked for media/public relations/communication officer contact information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release

Past Award Recipients Include:

2017 - Michael Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, FISSN 2009 - Nicholas A. Ratamess Jr, PhD, CSCS,*D
2016 - Chad M. Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D 2008 - Jeffery R. Stout, PhD, CSCS,*D
2015 - Colin Wilborn, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FISSN 2007 - Andrew C. Fry, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
2014 - Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, FISSN 2006 - Michael H. Stone, PhD
2013 - Joshua Hingst, RD, CSCS, CSCCa, USAW 2005 - Jose Antonio, PhD, CSCS
2012 - Marie A. Spano, MS, CSCS 2004 - Joan M. Eckerson, PhD, CSCS
2011 - Joel T. Cramer, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA 2003 - Jeff Volek, PhD, CSCS,*D
2010 - Richard B. Kreider, PhD  

How is the recipient selected?

Research Committee - Awards Subcommittee:

  1. Following a general membership call for nominees, the awards subcommittee will govern the selection of the following awards:
    • William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award
    • Terry J. Housh Young Investigator of the Year Award
    • Nutritional Research Achievement Award
  2. Scoresheets from accepting nominees will be provided to the Awards Subcommittee, to be organized identifying the top 2-3 ranked nominees in each category.
  3. Produce the nomination list of the top candidates to the remainder of the RC and past winners of the award to vote on.
  4. Submit voted award winners to BOD.
  5. Any RC member that is nominated for an award is eligible, but must recuse themselves from all voting and correspondence once their nomination is known.
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