Grant Synopsis:

This research grant provides funding for research that implements the Academy’s Research Agenda for Dietetics. The Academy's Research Agenda for Dietetics presents numerous research needs. A topic or topics for the Hertzler Grant will be selected by the Academy Counsel on Research. Only proposals addressing the selected topic(s) will be considered for funding. $15,000 is available, but half will be awarded only after a satisfactory final report has been submitted to the Academy Foundation and the Academy Counsel on Research.

This grant provides $15,000 in funding.

General Instructions:
Thank you for your interest in this research grant! Before you begin, please read the following application information and instructions.

We have a new online format this year for applications! As you complete the application, please note the following:

All information required for the application MUST be submitted via this application link. Application materials will not be accepted via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Required documents can be uploaded at the end of this survey.

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If you have a question that is not answered by reading the general instructions, the specific research grant instructions, or the FAQ, please reach out to Laura Nitowski, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator via email at

We look forward to reviewing your application!
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Applications are due July 1, 2018, by 11:59 PM CST.
2018 Research Topic:

The research proposal should address the nutrition care for treatment of adults with heart failure. The seed grant is intended to gather preliminary data to enable further funding. Projects should focus on implementation of the Evidence-Based Heart Failure Nutrition Practice Guidelines.

Examples of projects might include:
  • Development and testing supplemental educational/counseling materials
  • Implement at least one to two recommendation statements from heart failure guidelines to determine feasibility of use of EBG in diverse populations or settings
  • Focus groups for identification and evaluation of barriers to implement EBG in a variety of settings, or
  • Development and testing performance improvement protocols evaluating the implementation of the EBG. 
As background information to help frame a potential research project, the applicant should reference the Evidence-Based Heart Failure Nutrition Practice Guidelines. The link to the Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) is located at

The application should also state precisely how this preliminary data will be used to pursue additional research funds and indicate the specific funding agency and the research concept of the larger grant to be pursued.

Please provide the following information:

* First Name

* Middle Initial

* Last Name

* Credentials:

* Academy Member Number:

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* Phone:

* Applicant Address

Please upload the required documents at the below link as ONE, Merged PDF:

1) Completed paper application, research proposal, any other required forms or submissions as detailed in the paper application

Save your merged, PDF File that contains all required materials with the following file name: "Last Name, First Name, Abbreviated Grant Name 2018".

For example: Smith, Rachel, Hertzler Grant 2018

Please note that your application is NOT complete and will not be considered unless the above items are uploaded at the below link; no submissions will be accepted via email.

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* I, the undersigned, certify that the statements are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and accept, as to any grant awarded, the obligation to comply with terms and conditions in effect at the time of the grant. I agree to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required reports if a grant is awarded for this proposal.

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Please contact Laura Nitowski, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator with any questions at