Award recipients at the 2018 Dietitians Australia conference in Sydney

 

Awards, grants and prizes

Celebrating our members

Our awards, grants and prizes recognise members who are making outstanding contributions to our profession.

For details of past recipients refer to Celebrating Member Achievements

Awards

Honorary Life Membership

Overview: Honorary Life membership may be awarded to a member of Dietitians Australia for eminent service to the profession of dietetics in Australia, at a national or state level. 

Selection method: The member must be nominated by one member and endorsed by at least 12 members. Nominations should include the candidate’s CV and evidence of outstanding service and contributions to the profession. 

Nomination deadline: 30 April 

For full details refer to our Honorary Life Membership Policy.

Fellow of DAA (FDAA)

Overview: FDAA status may be awarded to Dietitians Australia members who use their high level nutrition and dietetic skills to improve community health. It is an honour bestowed on a limited number of high profile and proactive leaders within the industry. 

Selection method: Applications must be submitted on the official application form and address the selection criteria. An accompanying cover sheet and referee reports must also be provided. 

Nomination deadline: 30 April

For full details refer to our FDAA Application Guide and FDAA Policy.

Outstanding Contribution Award

Overview: This award recognises major, sustained contributions to the profession and Dietitians Australia at the national level within the past three years. 

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form and address the selection criteria. Demonstrated evidence must also be provided. 

Nomination deadline: 30 April

For full details refer to our Outstanding Contribution Award Policy. 

Young Achiever Award (in memory of Dr Joan Mary Woodhill OBE)

Overview: This award recognises excellence of practice or leadership in nutrition and dietetics amongst junior members of the profession. 

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form and address the selection criteria. Supporting documentation must also be provided. 

Nomination deadline: 30 April

For full details refer to our Young Achiever Award Policy.

Lecture in Honour

Overview: This lecture is delivered annually at the DA national conference. It is generally presented as a memorial lecture (although an eminent, long-serving and retired member may be honoured). 

Selection method: The Award and Recognition Advisory Committee and the Scientific and Social Program Committee jointly select the person to be honoured and the lecturer each year.

For full details refer to our Lecture in Honour Policy

Award of Merit

Overview: This award recognises individuals or groups of members who have made notable contributions to Dietitians Australia or the wider profession. 

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form and address the selection criteria.

Nomination deadline: 30 April

For full details refer to our Award of Merit Policy

Barbara Chester Memorial Award (Queensland only)

Overview: This award recognises the outstanding contribution of members to the dietetics profession in Queensland. This award honours the contributions of the late Barbara Chester who was the driving force behind establishing Dietitians Australia's Queensland Branch. 

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form and address the selection criteria.

Nomination deadline: 30 April

For full details refer to the Barbara Chester Memorial Award Policy. 

President's Award for Innovation

Overview: This award recognises innovation amongst members of DA. This award is made by the President and is in memory of Josephine Rogers AM, a pioneer of dietetics in Australia.

Selection method: Applications, including a portfolio of evidence, must be submitted based on the guidelines outlined in the official policy.

Nomination deadline: 30 April

For full details refer to the President's Award for Innovation Policy.  

Grants

Leap Travel Grant

Overview: This grant is to support novice research members of DA to present their work in nutrition at an international conference or meeting. 

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official application form and address the eligibility criteria.

Application deadline: 30 September ** EXTENDED to 30 October 2020 **

For full details refer to the LEAP Travel Grant Policy. 

Small Grants

Overview: This grant is to support novice research members of DA to develop skills and knowledge and complete nutrition/dietetics research in practice. 

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official application form and address the assessment criteria.

Application deadline: 30 September (in eligible years) ** EXTENDED to 30 October 2020 **

For full details refer to the Small Grants Policy

Health Care Professional Program Travel Grant

Overview: This grant is designed to support an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) to present their research at an Australian conference targeting health care professionals. 

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official application form and address the eligibility criteria.

Application deadline: 30 June ** EXTENDED to 30 October 2020 **

For full details refer to the Health Care Professional Program Travel Grant Policy

Branch Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Grants

For Branch CPD grants please refer to the relevant Engagement and Development Committee (EDC) pages in Share Plate.

Prizes

Pen Evidence-Based Practice Prize*

Overview: This prize awards accredited practising dietitians who have demonstrated strength and commitment to evidence-based practices, particularly in challenging circumstances.  

Application deadline: 30 September

For full details refer to the PEN Evidence-Based Practice Prize policy.  

*Not awarded in 2020 due to the postponement of the annual conference. 

Dietetic Research Prize

OverviewDA Interest Groups can apply to access funds for the purpose of offering a dietetic research prize at an external conference - the 'DA Dietetic Research Prize'. 

Application method: Interest Group convenors should apply on behalf of their Interest Group using the official application form.

Application deadline: 30 September  ** EXTENDED to 30 October 2020 **

Scholarships

Fay McDonald Academic Scholarship

Overview: This scholarship is designed to support a member of DA in pursuing further study and training in food service management.

Selection method: Nominations must be submitted on the official application form and supply the required documentation. 

Application deadline: 30 September (in eligible years) ** EXTENDED to 30 October 2020 **

For full details refer to the Fay McDonald Academic Scholarship Policy. 

 


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