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A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation Grants


The A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation funds exceptional scientific research projects submitted by early-career investigators of nutrition therapy, metabolic support, and related clinical nutrition topics.  


The submission deadline for 2015 grant applications is Monday, September 8, 2014 (11:59 PM ET).

In 2015, five large (four up to $25,000, and one up to $16,600) and two small (up to $5,000) grants are available. Grants will be awarded at Clinical Nutrition Week 2015 in Long Beach, California.

Please refer to the Grant Application Instructions and Grant Application Form below for general information on the application process.


Grant Application Instructions, including qualifications (PDF)

Grant Application Form (Word doc)


Available Grants



 Maximum Amount 

Topic Preference 

Abbott Nutrition Research Grant




Enteral Nutrition-related studies.  May be used to fund other studies such as nutritional effects on gut physiology / intestinal microbiota or malnutrition-related biomarkers.

Baxter Grant for Parenteral Nutrition Research





Parenteral Nutrition

Fresenius Kabi Parenteral Nutrition Research Grant  



Parenteral Nutrition

Nestlé Nutrition Institute Maurice Shils Grant





Norman Yoshimura Grant



Parenteral Nutrition

Small Research Project Grant logo 



C. Richard Fleming Grant logo 





The Maurice Shils, Norman Yoshimura, and C. Richard Fleming Grants are named after individuals who dedicated many years of service to A.S.P.E.N. and who made significant contributions to the field of nutrition support. 


The Nestlé Nutrition Maurice Shils, Fresenius Kabi Parenteral Nutrition Grant, the Baxter Parenteral Nutrition Research Grant, and Abbott Nutrition Research Grants may be renewed for a second year of funding, assuming satisfactory progress.


Abbott Nutrition funds the Abbott Nutrition Research Grant. 

Baxter HealthCare funds the Baxter Parenteral Nutrition Grant.

The Fresenius Kabi Parenteral Nutrition grant is funded by Fresenius Kabi. 

The Maurice Shils grant is funded by Nestlé Nutrition Institute.  

B.Braun Medical and the Aesculap Academy fund the Norman Yoshimura Grant.   

The C. Richard Fleming and Small Research Project Grants are funded by the generous donations of A.S.P.E.N. members.  


If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation or have questions, contact