We offer research grants and scholarships to our members. They are designed to encourage further research and study in dietetics and nutrition.

Our scholarships and grants include:

Find details of past recipients below. Details on how to apply are on our member portal.

Fay McDonald Scholarship

The Fay McDonald Scholarship is designed to give financial support to a Dietitians Australia member to pursue further study and training in food service management.



  • Kristen MacKenzie-Shalders
  • Mikaela Wheeler


  • Annie-Claude Lassemilante
  • Danielle Cave

2016 – 4 part scholarships were shared between:

  • Jorja Collins
  • Susan Tench
  • Ella Ottrey
  • Megan Scott

LEAP travel grant

The Leadership, Evidence and Advancing Practice (LEAP) travel grant is for Dietitians Australia members who are novice researchers. The grant can be used to present their work in human nutrition at an international conference or meeting either overseas or in Australia.



  • Kym Wittholz
  • Nathan Cook


  • Sisi Jia
  • Suzannah Ayre


  • Margot Rogers


  • Lee-Anne Chapple
  • Miranda Blake


  • Stephanie Partridge
  • Kate Wingrove

Health Care Professional Program Travel Grant

Our Health Care Professional Program Travel Grant supports an individual Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Dietitians Australia member. The grant helps with their travel and accommodation costs to present their research in human nutrition via an oral presentation at Australian-based conferences whose target audience is health care professionals.



  • Linda Kar

Small grants

Our small grants program is designed to support novice researchers in developing skills and knowledge in research and evaluation by completing a research project.

The small grants policy is currently under review. Members will be informed of the new small grants policy once this has been approved.



Rhiannon Crane

Views of nutrition in patients with scleroderma and their treating physicians: The VENUS study

Tennealle Direen

Nutritional rehabilitation in patients with rectal cancer: improving nutritional status and attenuating sarcopenia

Branch Continuing Professional Development (CPD) grants

For Branch CPD grants please refer to the relevant State or Territory Branch on our member community platform, Share Plate



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