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.

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.

FENS Summer School, Belgrade August 2019

“Scientific basis for FBDGs – new challenges” Translating scientific findings into nutritional recommendations.

FENS are hosting a Summer School in Belgrade (19 – 23 August, 2019) in collaboration with the Serbian Nutrition Society and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade on the topic “Scientific basis for FBDGs – new challenges”. The Summer School is aiming at capacity building of PhD-Students and post-docs working in the nutritional, epidemiological or public health fields.

There is  no fee for attending the summer school. However a small charge of 70 will be requested for office supplies, refreshments and a social event. Further information, about registration and payment methods are available from Vanja Todorovic via email.

For further information about Serbia, Belgrade, accommodation, weather & events contact Smilijka Tasic