Nestlé Foundation’s Research Grants: Supporting Research in Human Nutrition in LICs and LMICs

Deadline: 10 January 2018

The Nestlé Foundation is seeking applications for its Research Grants program to initiate and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

The results of the research projects should ideally provide a basis for implementation and action which will lead to sustainable effects in the studied populations as generally applicable to the population at large. They should also enable institution strengthening and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the host country and further cooperation and collaboration between Institutions in developed and developing countries.

Grant Categories

  • Research Grants: The Foundation offers different research grant categories:
    • Training Grant
    • Pilot Grant
    • Full Grant (small / large)
  • Institutional Support: 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.
  • enLINK Research grant program: The enLINK research grant program represents research projects initiated by the Nestlé Foundation. External researchers or institutions are invited by the Foundation to submit a research proposal in a specific area. All applications, including those of the enLINK research grant program will undergo internal and external reviewing.

Research Topics

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible institutions are departments or institutes from universities, hospitals other institutions of higher education in low- or lower middle-income countries.
  • Joint applications from more than once institution (especially South-South) are welcomed.
  • Joint applications from more than one institution involving North-South collaboration may also be considered.
  • For project applications demonstrating North-South collaboration, it is important that the following criteria are fulfilled:
    • the Principal Investigator is from the South and the proposal has relevance to nutritional problems of the South, and
    • the majority of the budget is earmarked for the South, and
    • demonstration on the completion of the project of institution and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the South.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Intent via given website.

Eligible Countries

  • LICs: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea, Dem. People’s Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
  • LMICs: Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia.

For more information, please visit Nestlé Foundation.

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