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ASPEN21 Professional Development Grants

ASPEN is pleased to announce our International Parenteral Nutrition Early Career Professional Development Grants. They are designed to introduce physicians outside the United States to ASPEN, so they can discover the important role ASPEN plays in their career development. These medical education grants are funded by Baxter International Inc.

The grants will be awarded to six (6) early career clinical nutrition physicians interested in enhancing their knowledge and expertise in parenteral nutrition. At least one grant will go to a pediatric physician and the remaining will go to physicians from the following regions: Europe, Central/South America, Middle East/Africa, Asia and Canada/ Australia/New Zealand. 

Grant Criteria:

  • Must be a physician under the age of 35 or within their first five years of clinical specialty; (whichever is later)
  • Must live outside of the United States
  • Completed grant application and provided current CV
  • Submission of a scientific abstract to ASPEN 2021 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (abstract submission is separate from grant application)
  • Statement of current clinical practice and use of parenteral nutrition (PN) in your practice
  • Statement of specific area of interest in PN and what you hope to learn and take back to your country
  • Letter of recommendation from an officer in your country or regional parenteral nutrition society
  • Agreement to provide an article for iPEN, the ASPEN ICNS newsletter on your learnings
  • Agreement to present on a PN topic at your local or national PEN society

The Grant includes up to US $5,665 to cover:

  • ASPEN membership for one year
  • Travel, lodging and registration to attend the ASPEN 2021 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • Travel, lodging and registration to attend your local country’s parenteral and enteral association’s 2021 congress

Grant Application
Submit your grant application here. The application process is now open and closes on 1 October 2020. All applications must be submitted electronically. Please watch your email for the announcement of the application grant portal opening.

PLEASE NOTE: ASPEN is currently planning an in-person 2021 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA, on 20-23 March 2021. However, if the coronavirus pandemic prevents us from hosting a safe in-person conference, these grants will be transferred to the next year. All accepted abstracts will be published online in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

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