Postgraduate Best Thesis Award

This award is given to acknowledge an outstanding postgraduate MDA member who has completed a thesis that is value-adding to the field of dietetics and nutrition.


  1. Eligibility Criteria 
    • Applicant must be:
      • A current MDA Ordinary Member
      • Pursued a postgraduate research program at a Malaysian higher education institution
      • Has been conferred a postgraduate degree
    • The thesis abstract and topic must be:
      • Relevant and add value to the field of dietetics and nutrition.
      • NOT given any honour or award previously.
    • Only the original thesis should be submitted for the award in any year. The thesis previously submitted will not be accepted. 
  2. Merit Criteria 
    As the intent of the award is to honour and facilitate outstanding scholarship, applications will be judged based on the following academic merit criteria:
    • Originality
    • Contemporary significance and scholarly relevance
    • Conceptual, methodological and theoretical soundness
    • Disciplined, focused and persuasive argument
    • Coherent organization and clarity of written expression
    • A comprehensive reference to appropriate literature
    • Show evidence of the high-impact publications, if any

All nominations must be submitted via email at by 5pm on 30th April 2024.

Click here to download the nomination form