Research Award

The CPSDA Research Award will provide financial support to a CPSDA member who is conducting research in order to further our understanding in applied performance nutrition and/or performance nutrition infrastructure.  The Principal Investigator or Co-PI should be a CPSDA member in order for the project to be eligible for the award.  The financial award will not exceed $15,000. For more information on the award and the Research Award Proposal Guidelines, please click here.

2019 - 2020 Research Award:

Optimization of Omega-3 Index Levels in Athletes and Service Members: Personalized Omega-3 dosage and molecular genetic approaches
Melissa Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Nutritionist/Exercise Scientist
Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services University (USUHS)


2018-2019 Research Award: 

Omega-3 Status of Collegiate Athletes
Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, CSSD and Peter Ritz, RD: Virginia Tech

Click here to access the study.

Click here to view the Omega-3 Infographic.


Applications for the 2020-2021 Research Award are now closed.

Fore more information on the application process, please click here.