QI-PI Project Award Information


Do you have a great Quality or Process Improvement project you’d like to share with your peers?

Share your “best practice” while also competing for an award recognition from the CNM Quality and Process Improvement Sub-Unit. Project(s) could be those you implemented on your own, as a member of a team, or projects you led or supported for your staff. There are lots of great nutrition projects out there. Now is your time to share and shine!

New this year!  Up to 2 top submissions will be awarded a $750 stipend to attend the 2020 Symposium plus complimentary 2020 Symposium registration!

You must complete the online application in its entirety and follow the specific guidelines to be eligible. Please also note the extra expectations if your project is selected.

The due date for the 2020 Award Program submissions is November 25, 2019.

Award Guidelines: 

The following are ineligible to submit: QPI Award Committee members listed as the Primary Contact on the application and serving as the project lead 

The following are eligible to submit: CNM members (both active and student), CNM Executive Committee members, non-CNM members, and staff or direct co-workers of QPI Award Committee members. (Note: If projects are received from QPI Award Committee members’ staff or co-workers, it will be considered a conflict of interest and that individual QPI Award Committee member will recuse themselves from judging that application. Average scores will be used for award results ranking.)

The “Primary Contact” on the application must be a project team member as well as a current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In the case of a tie, the QPI Award Committee will use additional project analysis to determine a sole 1st place winner and the Top 10 winners. 

Work (project outcomes) should be current and not >2 years from the time of submission.

Work is allowed to have been presented/published elsewhere within the past year.

Award Expectations of award recipients: 

The top 2 scoring recipients (active members) will receive a $750 stipend plus complimentary registration to the 2020 CNM symposium. The awards are not transferable.

The top 10 projects (active members) will be expected to create a professional poster for display at the symposium. The poster should be formatted to a 2' by 3' size.  You may use your facility’s template or you can use the CNM template (to be provided later). Posters will need to be shipped to the symposium venue if poster authors are unable to attend the symposium in person.  Attendance is not required.

Review a summary of the poster submission guidelines here.
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Submit your poster online. 
Download an example of the information you'll submit here.
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ubmit your poster application here.

Direct any questions regarding the award program to either:
QPI Sub-Unit Chair:  Donna Belcher, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, CNSC
QPI Sub-Unit Vice-Chair: Moira Faris, MPH, RDN, LD, CDE