Early Life Nutrition Research Award

This award is sponsored by the Nestle Nutrition Institute and will be awarded to the best presentation (oral or poster) reporting research on the topic of maternal or neonatal nutrition.

Self-nomination for consideration for the PSANZ Nutrition Research Award must be made at the time of abstract submission.

This award is valued at $5000. There are no conditions attached to the awards which will take the form of a cheque made out to the awardee by the Nestle Nutrition Institute

The award will be judged by members of the congress awards judging panel. 

PSANZ and the Nestle Nutrition Institute will appreciate a brief summary of the research for the post congress newsletter and media purposes.


The award is open to any abstract, regardless of status of the investigator or whether the investigator has won the award previously. To be eligible for a PSANZ Nutrition Research Award the applicant must:

• be a PSANZ member at the time of presentation

• be the presenter and first author of the abstract

Note: abstract reviewers will be asked to confirm that the abstract meets the relevant theme of this award. If not deemed relevant to the theme the abstract will be ineligible and not judged.

Award will be announced on the final day of Annual PSANZ Congress

Nominations for consideration for the award will not be requested. A short list of nominees will be generated by the Conference Local Organising Committee, based on review of submitted abstracts. Presentations of short-listed abstracts (posters and/or oral presentations according to programming) will be judged by members of the Congress Awards Judging Panel.

The PSANZ Early Life Nutrition Research Award will be presented along with other awards from the Society at the Closing Session of the Annual Congress. The recipient of the PSANZ Early Life Nutrition Research Award will receive a cash prize, the amount of which is dependent upon funds provided by the Award’s sponsor. By accepting the award, the recipient agrees to provide a brief summary of their research for (a) the PSANZ Newsletter and (b) media purposes.