MSI Awards

MSI Award Programs for Excellence in Research


The McCormick Science Institute supports awards with the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the American Dietetic Association Foundation (ADAF). The goal is to recognize researchers who advance the understanding of the health benefits of culinary spices and herbs.

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Award


An annual award is presented to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research, whose scientific contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices. For more information, please see the ASN website.



The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ANDF) Award

An annual award to support scientific endeavors including in vitro experiments, epidemiologic studies, spice and herb intake data collection, systematic reviews and/or evidence-based analysis . The principal investigator must be a Registered Dietitian (RD) or a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). For more information, please see the AND website.


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: MSI Funded

A study to determine whether adding herbs & spices to a reduced-fat dip increased preschoolers' willingness to taste & consume vegetables.

More Diet Quality Research

Clinical research conducted at the University of Georgia investigated whether a single dose of black pepper or rosemary produced short-term enhancements in sustained attention, motivation to perform cognitive tasks, or feelings of mental energy and fatigue.

More Inflammation Research

Clinical research on the 24 hour effects of capsaicin in 25% negative energy balance.

More Weight Management Research