Awards


The aim of our society is to support and recognise good quality research and to promote pre- and post-graduate education in veterinary and comparative nutrition. Every year we give awards to the best presentations at our Congress. There are Society Awards and Sponsored Awards. The Juries will be appointed on an annual basis by the Executive Board. All juries will contain at least representative of an independent Academic Institution, in accordance with statutory regulations.

Society Awards

ESVCN support good research and related initiatives through awards. Only ESVCN members are eligible to apply.


The Helmut Meyer Award

In remembrance of the late Prof. Helmut Meyer, one of the founding fathers of ESVCN, an award is given every year to the best presentation on a general topic at the yearly ESVCN congress. This is a prestigious over-arching ESVCN Award to promote and also to strengthen veterinary and comparative nutrition in research, teaching or consulting.

Eligible: All oral presenters who are members of ESVCN

Criteria: An outstanding scientific contribution to veterinary nutrition research, teaching or consulting presented at the Congress

Jury: The jury is made up of established scientists in the field of animal nutrition 

Prize: The winner will receive a monetary price and a certificate.

The Joseph Leibetseder Poster Award

Professor Joseph Leibetseder was a founding member of ESVCN and a founding member of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition. He was the Director of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna until 2001. He was an open minded idealistic visionary, who was working in different organisations, in particular for the association “Animals in Therapy” until the end of his life.

Eligible: All poster presentations by society members. 

Criteria: An excellent poster both in presentation and content, contributing to the field of animal nutrition in an original manner. 

Jury: The Jury will be made up of established scientists.

Prize: The winner will receive a monetary price and a certificate.

 

The ESVCN/WALTHAM Student Award

An award is given to the best oral presentation on a companion animal topic at the yearly ESVCN congress. ESVCN membership is a prerequisite.

Eligible: Students, residents, PhD candidates working towards a degree or board certification in the field of companion animal nutrition, and presenting their results at the ESVCN symposium. ESVCN Membership

Criteria: An excellent presentation both in presentation skills and content, contributing to the field of companion animal nutrition in an original manner. The students will be assessed on the overall presentation, and the quality of the science 

Jury: The jury is made up of established scientists in the field of animal nutrition 

Prize: The prize is a travel bursary to enable the winner to travel to and present their research at the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition annual symposium

Sponsored Awards

Additional awards have been made available through the generous support of our sponsors in order to recognise excellence in research and knowledge dissemination in key topic areas. These may vary from year to year and non-member submissions are also eligible to apply according to the specified criteria (topic, student etc.):


The Cat Nutrition Award sponsored by Nestle-Purina 2018-2021

This award is kindly sponsored by Nestle-Purina in recognition of research in the area of cat nutrition. 

Eligible: All oral presentations in the field of cat nutrition. 

Criteria: An excellent oral presentation both in presentation skills and content, contributing to the field of cat nutrition in an original manner. 

Jury: The Jury will be made up of established scientists.

Prize: The winner will receive a monetary price and a certificate. 

The Comparative Nutrition Award sponsored by Dechra-Specific 2018-2021

This award is kindly sponsored by Dechra – Specific, in recognition of research in the area of comparative nutrition.

Eligible: All oral presentations in the field of comparative animal nutrition.

Criteria: An excellent oral presentation both in presentation skills and content, contributing to the field of comparative nutrition in an original manner. A clear cross-species issue must be addressed.

Jury: The Jury will be made up of established scientists.

Prize: The winner will receive a monetary price and a certificate.