The Shell foundation Trust Fund (ANTF) was set up with the surplus from the international Union of Nutritional Sciences meeting held in Adelaide in 1993. The conference was attended by approximately 2600 people from 91 countries. The Local Organising Committee agreed that the conference surplus be used to promote and advance the study of human nutritional disorders, to promote the advance of research into nutrition relevant to human health and to disseminate knowledge of health skills related to food and nutrition in the scientific and lay community. Accordingly, a trust fund was set up for this purpose. The original Trustees were Professor Paul Nestel, Professor Mark Wahlqvist, Professor Ivor Dreosti, Professor Richard Smith and Professor Stewart Truswell.

The Shell Foundation Tust Fund Travelling Fellowships are to assist NSA nutrition scientists to visit laboratories and facilities either interstate or overseas. The objectives of the Fellowship are to:

Build collaborative links with international institutes and researchers.Learn new research techniques in the field of nutrition science.

Implement new techniques or new research programs in nutrition science in Australia.

Learn more about the fellowship including eligibility criteria, conditions and the application process.