Novice Researcher Travel Awards

The International Congress of Dietetics (ICD), which convenes once every four years, is being held in Cape Town, South Africa September 15-18, 2020. The theme for ICD 2020 is “Improving Nutrition - Unlocking Potential - Accelerating Change” and is sure to draw the interest of dietitians around the globe.

DC is offering two Novice Researcher Travel Awards to support dietitian-led research and our profession’s knowledge base. To be eligible, applicants will have 5 or fewer years of research experience. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate initiative in bringing research into their workplace over applicants who hold a research position or whose research experience is a requirement of a graduate program. This award will cover the airfare (booked by DC) and a maximum of $1,000 CAD to cover congress registration or other travel expenses.

Applications should include:
1. A letter about becoming a researcher including research in your practice; please be specific in describing your role in projects in the past five years.
2. A copy of your submitted abstract for ICD2020.

And when received:
3. A copy of your confirmation of your accepted abstract from ICD2020.

Send your complete application to awards@dietitians.ca by November 29. 2019.

Let’s show the world why Canadian dietitians are leaders. The call for abstracts closes on November 25, 2019. All dietitians are encouraged to get involved to be included in the program for this global event. Read about the abstract guidelines and submission process here and be part of this exciting opportunity.