Gilbert A Leveille Award and Lectureship

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Awarded in even years only by IFT.

Purpose: Recognizes outstanding research and/or public service at the interface between the disciplines of nutrition and food science, over a period of five years or more, which has contributed to improved health and well-being.

Sponsor: Institute of Food Technologists and American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Award: $3,000 and a plaque

The lecture will be delivered each year, with the venue alternating between the IFT (even years) and ASN (odd years) annual meetings. It is recommended that the lecture should not exceed 45 minutes in length, in order to create continuity with the rest of the scientific program. Individuals are limited to receiving the award once (either from ASN or IFT).

Eligibility: Candidates for awards need not be members of the ASN or IFT. An individual who has received one ASN award is not eligible to receive another award unless it is for accomplishments not covered by the first award.

Special Instructions:

  • For even years when IFT administers the award: IFT Nomination Statement that must not be more than four typed pages.
  • For odd years when ASN administers the award: A brief curriculum vitae for each nominee, including a list of the nominee's publications in refereed journals, is required. No seconding letters will be accepted. All material for a nomination must be submitted electronically to ASN and be accompanied by one hard copy original. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.Visit for more details.
2018 Award Nominations

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Required Reading

Nomination Statement Requirements:

  • Not to exceed four typed pages
  • Include educational background, professional affiliations, honors, and appointments of nominee
  • List offices held (IFT, section, division) and dates; committees served on (IFT, section, division) and dates; and other IFT activities
  • Explain why this individual should receive this award (refer to the “Eligibility” section in the award description as shown below)