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Nestlé Foundation Grants

Deadline: 10 January 2019.

Nestlé Foundation

Sustainable improvement in human nutrition is one of the major issues in the portfolio of the Nestlé Foundation. During more than 40 years basic and applied research in nutrition has been supported by the Foundation in more than 50 developing countries. In view of the past activities of the Foundation as well as the world’s situation at the turn of the millennium, it was recognized that the public health relevance of the supported research as well as aspects of sustainability, capacity building and educational issues should have a higher priority.

Thus, priority is given to projects which lead to sustainable developments with strong elements of capacity building, and the implementation of the results of a research project should be immediate and sustainable. Highly sophisticated nutrition research of mainly academic interest without public health relevance has lower priority for support as well as solely laboratory based studies or animal experimentation.

At present the Foundation's work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with:

  • maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding,
  • macro- and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances,
  • interactions between infection and nutrition, and
  • nutrition education and health promotion

Interested scientists should first submit a “Letter of Intent” in which they describe very briefly the kind of project they would like to undertake, including an estimated budget.

Institutional support involves the support of research or educational projects in specific institutions in low- or lower-middle income countries which contribute to a focused development of capacity and know-how and human resource development in the corresponding institution.


  • Training Grant (TG): Up to 20,000 USD in total
  • Pilot Grant (PG): Up to 20,000 USD in total
  • Small Research Grant (SRG): Up to 50,000 USD in total
  • Large Research Grant (LRG): Up to 100,000 per year to a maximum of 300,000 USD for 3 years
  • Re-Entry Grants (REG): Up to 50,000 USD in total

Deadline: 10 January 2019.


[Boletín SIUN 420, 13/14 de diciembre de 2018]

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