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Travel Grants

The following grants are made available to prospective ASPEN22 attendees to cover participation costs for the conference and provide networking and educational opportunities that clinicians may not have access to without them.

Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services HPEN Trailblazer Travel Grant 


This travel grant will be awarded to two (2) outstanding homecare clinicians to support conference and travel expenses of up to $2,000 for attendance at the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. This grant was created in recognition of several pioneer homecare clinicians who left an indelible mark on the industry and enhanced the quality of care for the nutrition support patients we serve: Melinda Parker, MS, RD; Gisela Barnadas, MS, RD; and Marcia Boatwright, RN.  

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be a clinician (nurse, dietitian, pharmacist) who is currently practicing in home care in the United States.
  • Not be Coram clinicians.
  • Demonstrate excellence in home care, including patient care and education, along with contributions to the field of home nutrition support. Activity and leadership in local, regional, or national professional or patient advocacy organizations will be strongly considered in grant selection.
  • Be able to attend the conference for the upcoming year to receive the award.
  • Complete the application and:
    • Receive a minimum of 15 points in the activities listed in the application. The total points earned will be considered during the selection process.
    • Provide your current CV.
    • Receive recommendations from two individuals. You must provide the name and contact information of the individuals that have agreed to provide a recommendation. ASPEN will contact the individuals directly to request they complete the provided recommendation form. The recommendations may be from either:
      • 2 colleagues OR
      • 1 colleague and 1 patient or caregiver

Learn more about the grant.

APPLY HERE
Deadline: December 10, 2021

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International Parenteral Nutrition Early Career Professional Development Grants


These grants are designed to introduce early career physicians outside the United States to ASPEN, so they can discover the important role ASPEN plays in their career development. They will be awarded to five (5) early career clinical nutrition physicians interested in enhancing their knowledge and expertise in parenteral nutrition. One grant will be awarded to a physician from each of the following regions: Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Middle East and South Africa, and Southeast Asia/Pacific region. One of the selected physicians must be a neonatal/pediatric physician.

The Grant includes up to US $7,000 to cover:

  • Travel, lodging, and registration to attend ASPEN22.
  • Travel, lodging, and registration to attend your local country’s Parenteral and Enteral Association 2023 Congress.
  • ASPEN membership for 1 year. 

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be a physician under the age of 40 or within their first five years of clinical specialty.
  • Live outside of the US.
  • Complete grant application and provide current CV including:
    • Statement of current clinical practice and use of parenteral nutrition (PN) in their practice.
    • Statement of specific area of interest in PN and what they hope to learn and take back to their country from the opportunities offered by this development grant.
    • Letter of recommendation from country or regional parenteral nutrition specialist.
    • Agreement to present on a PN topic at their regional, national, or local PEN society within 1 year of grant receipt.

APPLY HERE
Deadline: December 14, 2021

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Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric GI Dietitians Grants


Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition is excited to support travel grants for dietitians to travel to ASPEN22. Six (6) $1,000 travel grants are available to registered dietitians with a NICU specialty and five (5) $1,000 travel grants are available for registered dietitians with a pediatric GI specialty. Early career dietitians (less than 10 years in the specialty) are encouraged to apply, and will be given preference.

The Grants include reimbursement funds up to US $1,000 to cover:

  • Travel, lodging and registration to attend ASPEN22 in person only.
  • Membership fee for first time members of ASPEN.

NICU Grant Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be a registered dietitian with focus and primary responsibilities in the NICU.
    • Preference will be given to early career RDs (less than 10 years of specialty within pediatrics/neonatal).
  • Live in North America.
  • Completed grant application with current CV and a statement of specific area of interest in parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral nutrition (EN) for the NICU patient population and what the applicant hopes to learn and take back to their hospital.
  • Be a member of ASPEN.
  • Preference given to applicants that submitted a scientific abstract to ASPEN22 or are involved in research at their hospital.

APPLY HERE
Deadline, December 3, 2021

Pediatric GI Grant Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be a registered dietitian with focus and primary responsibilities working with pediatric gastrointestinal patients.
    • Preference will be given to early career RDs (less than 10 years of specialty within pediatric GI).
  • Live in North America.
  • Be a member of ASPEN.
  • Completed grant application with applicant’s current CV and brief paragraph of why attending ASPEN22 will advance your career and involvement in the pediatric GI field.
  • Preference given to applicants that submitted a scientific abstract to ASPEN22 or are involved in research at their hospital. 

APPLY HERE
Deadline: December 3, 2021

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