Application for Fellowship of AfN
Registrants with at least five years continuous full registration as a Registered Nutritionist may apply for Fellowship of the AfN.  Applicants must demonstrate significant and sustained contribution to advancement of nutrition practice, research or education at a national or international level. 

How to apply:

  • Identify two referees, ideally both Fellows of the Association and/or Registered Nutritionists, otherwise senior nutrition professionals who can comment authoritatively on your work.

  • Ask each referee to send a letter directly to the AfN to support your application. The reference must contain: 

- Name of the applicant
- Confirmation that he/she has seen and agrees with all statements within the application 
form and CV
- Description of how he/she knows the applicant
- A statement of his/her view of the applicant's standing/professional achievements against the objective of Fellowship; that Fellowship of the AfN is awarded to those who have advanced nutrition science at a national or international level.


You must complete your application in English, with a concise, comprehensive summary of your professional achievements, displaying the presentation and communication skills to be expected of a senior professional.

What Happens Next:

Your submission will be read by at least two members of the Fellows’ Nomination Committee before being considered at the next Fellows' Committee Meeting.  The Committee will recommend,  in confidence, at the next AfN Council to either: 
  • Award a Fellowship of the AfN
  • Not to award a Fellowship of the AfN (if agreed brief, informal feedback from the Committee will be supplied on how you might work further towards meeting the criteria for Fellowship).
Applications can be submitted at any time but those submitted immediately prior to a Fellows' Committee Meeting may be considered at the following meeting if there is insufficient review time ahead of the meeting. The Committee may wish to ask you questions or request further information to support your application.

If you are awarded a Fellowship of the AfN, an annual fellowship fee of £46 will be included on your renewal invoice alongside your UKVRN retention fee, commencing when your next renewal is due. Please note - failure to renew either your Fellow's membership or your UKVRN Registration will result in your Fellowship of the AfN ceasing. 

At present, there is no application fee for Fellowship of the AfN.

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