IUNS at ACN 2019

The 13th Asian Congress of Nutrition took place in Bali, Indonesia, August 4-7, 2019. This congress is a four-yearly meeting of the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS) and promotes scientific exchange between food and nutrition researchers, academia and professionals from Asian countries and globally.  The plenary speakers on the opening night of the Congress spoke on the theme of “Nutriomic applications and food Innovation Using cutting-edge technologies for well-being” and featured both the IUNS President, Professor Alfredo Martinez; and IUNS council member and President of FANS, Professor Teruo Miyazawa.

IUNS Re-Integration Grant – Apply Now!

The IUNS Re-Integration grant is now open for applications. This grant is to enable early career nutritionists who have completed their doctoral training in a developed country to start their career and or settle in their jobs in their home country. Closing date for applications is Monday 30 September 2019.

For more information on how to apply for the grant please click here.

IUNS-FANUS TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP 2019

As part of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) efforts to support learned societies in the developing countries, the IUNS-FANUS Travel Fellowship 2019 Award supports deserving students worldwide to enable them participate in the 4th FANUS Nutrition Conference, Kigali, 26th to 29th August 2019.   

The Fellowship is open to university students or young scientists with an interest in nutrition who wish to participate in the largest continental scientific gathering on nutrition in Africa taking place from 26th to 29th August 2019, in Kigali, Rwanda. The award is given as a contribution towards travel costs including return air travel, accommodation and conference participation. In order to qualify for an Award, the applicant should have submitted an abstract for the conference which has been accepted either for an oral or a poster presentation. The selection for the award will also take into account equitable regional/ country distribution of those who meet the criteria. Four to five will be presented and these will vary between $800 – 1000 depending on costs. Closing date for applications is 15 July 2019 at noon.

For more information and an application form, please visit the FANUS website at this LINK

Free Webinar: Improving Birth Outcomes: What’s Next on Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation

WHEN: June 25, 2019; Two sessions from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
(10:30 – 11:30 am is for policymakers and program implementers; 12:00 – 1:00 pm is for researchers and clinicians.)
WHERE: Online only

The New York Academy of Sciences are holding a free webinar on the benefits, risks, and cost-effectiveness of multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) during pregnancy.
REGISTER: 
nyas.org/mmspregnancy. 

Flavor Research European PhD Awards

Now in its 10th year, Giract is now accepting applications from PhD students studying in Europe and specializing in Flavor Research for their Best PhD Thesis Award and bursaries for first year PhD students.

The programme is sponsored by seven industrial leaders and aims to raise awareness of the industry and career opportunities in order to increase the flavor research talent pool in Europe. Closing date for applications is 31 October 2019. For more information visit the Giract website here

VACANCY – WHO, Consultancy for Research on Infertility and Human Rights.

The WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) seeks an individual to assist with the systematic reviewing of its work on infertility and human rights. Closing date for applications is 31 May 2019.

Further details can be found on the WHO website:

What’s new page, under opportunities section: https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/news/en/

Or the WHO Employment Page: https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/hrp/employment/en/

IUNS Newsletter May 2019

The IUNS newsletter, May 2019 edition is now available to read online or to download in pdf form.

This edition contains a report on the Codex Alimentarius, an update on the IUNS-ICN preparations and news from the IUNS Task Forces.

IUNS Early Career Travel Bursary to FENS 2019

To assist with attending the FENS 2019 Conference in Dublin, Ireland this October, The International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) is sponsoring travel to the conference. The Early Career Travel Bursary programme is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Travel bursaries are available to those who can least afford to attend scientific meetings and conferences around the world. The bursaries are reserved for those in the early stages of their careers i.e. within 10 years of higher degree graduation.  

For more information including eligibility criteria, and to apply please go here.

Webinars: The Nutrition Society Training Academy

One contribution to the IUNS Capacity Development opportunities is the Nutrition Society of the UK and Ireland Training Academy. IUNS already collaborates with the Nutrition Society in the e-Nutrition Academy.

The Nutrition Society launched its Training Academy (NSTA) during 2018. The aim of which is to assist nutrition scientists in meeting their needs at various stages of career development.

The live webinars run at lunch time in the UK (GMT). To make these more widely accessible and give the greatest benefit to its international members, the Nutrition Society have made pre-recorded webinars available. Once you register for one of these, you will have the opportunity to select a suitable time from the various times and date options available.

The webinars are open to everyone. However, members of the Nutrition Society are eligible for an 80% reduction on the cost of a members’ registration fee, for all NSTA webinars, both live and pre-recorded. This means that Nutrition Society members are eligible to register for any of the NSTA webinars for only £5. The full offering of webinars is available here.  Each webinar provides 60 minutes of content, a certificate of CPD, and a full summary report. When registering for any of the webinars, use the promotion code LMIC5 to apply your discount at the checkout.

If you have any queries regarding the training offered by the NSTA, or would like to discuss registration further, please contact training@nutritionsociety.org.

VACANCY – M&E and Research Coordinator, GODAN

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) is currently looking for an experienced M&E and Research Coordinator to join the team. The post will be based in Montreal, Canada, with significant opportunity for travel.

The post holder would be coordinating activity and work on behalf of GODAN across the African continent. For a full job description and information on how to apply for this link. Closing date for applications is May 15th 2019.