Grant 2018

The 2018 MNI Grant was awarded to the Spanish Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (SENPE) for its outstanding project to develop a cost-economic tool that would calculate the economic impact of disease-related malnutrition.

The award was consigned on 3 September 2018, during the ESPEN-ONCA-MNI Joint Session 2018, by MNI President - Tim Meyerhoff - to Dr Miguel León-Sanz, SENPE Chairman.

You can find the SENPE project poster here.

  • For more information on the Spanish Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (SENPE), please visit: 

Have a look at the video-recording of the announcement by MNI President and of Dr León-Sanz' presentation here below!

MNI would also like to acknowledge the other applications received, whose posters are available here below:

    Selection Criteria 2018:

    Submissions must be endorsed by a national PEN-, sister-, or other society (worldwide) listed on

    • Must focus on quantifiable advancements in one or more of the following areas of clinical nutrition:
    • Evidence of improved patient outcomes
    • Effective screening and treatment pathways
    • Reduction in prevalence of malnutrition risk
    • Demonstration of health economic benefits
    • Progressive collaborations with multidisciplinary stakeholders including patients and carers
    • Education of medical students / healthcare professionals
    • Strategies to implement and advance nutritional care in clinical practice

    Potential of the initiative to influence national nutrition policy and/or to transfer to other settings or geographies is highly desirable.

    Must demonstrate progress and achievements in the next 24 months.

    Previous MNI Grant winners may reapply if submitting either a new initiative, or a significant evolution from the initial winning submission.

    The winner will be invited to the ESPEN Congress 2018 - taking place on 1-4 September 2018 in Madrid, Spain - to present their initiative during the ESPEN-ENHA-MNI Joint Session "Nutrition without Borders".

    After the event, all submissions will be posted on MNI website.

    For more information on the submission requirements and process, download the flyer and the submission template here below.

    Submissions and any enquiries should be emailed to: secretariat(at) 

    2018 MNI Grant flyer

    2018 MNI Grant Poster template