Success by the Numbers

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Since its creation in 1994, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million to investigators for promising new research in nutrition and metabolic support.

More than 114 investigators, clinicians, trainees and graduate students have received grant support.

More than 117 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles have been published based upon the recipients’ initial work from their Foundation grants.


Several of the Foundation's grant recipients have received major funding from federal funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and from universities and foundations to pursue large-scale nutrition research initiatives.

Two of the 2016 Vars Award candidates and one of the 2017 Vars Award candidates received Foundation grants.