Deadline: 10 January 2017
The Nestlé Foundation is seeking letter of intent (LoI) for its various grant programs with an aim 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.
The Nestlé Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World was established in 1966 by a donation by the Nestlé Company on the occasion of its centenary. The Foundation is independent and self-constituting and is managed by a Council consisting of at least 5 internationally well-known scientists as Council Members. The Foundation is and has been financially and operationally independent of the Nestlé Company since its inception. The offices of the Nestlé Foundation are in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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
Types of Grants and Support
- Research Grants: The Foundation offers different research grant categories, some of them using a modular approach.
- 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.
- 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,
- the majority of the budget is earmarked for the South,
- demonstration on the completion of the project of institution and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the South.
How to Apply
Nestlé Foundation has a two-step process for grant applications:
- Letter of Intent: 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.
- Full Proposal: If the suggested project is compatible with the Foundation’s current funding policy, applicants will receive an invitation to submit a full grant proposal.
Interested applicants can download the letter of intent forms via given website.
Afghanistan, Gambia, Niger, Benin, Guinea, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Haiti, Somalia, Cambodia, Korea, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Liberia, Tanzania, Chad, Madagascar, Togo, Comoros, Malawi, Uganda, Congo, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nepal, Armenia, Indonesia, Samoa, Bangladesh, Kenya, São Tomé and Principe, Bhutan, Kiribati, Senegal, Bolivia, Kosovo, Solomon Islands, Cape Verde, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Lesotho, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Syrian, Djibouti, Micronesia, Tajikistan, Egypt, Moldova, Timor-Leste, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Georgia, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Nicaragua, Vanuatu, Guatemala, Nigeria, Vietnam, Guyana, Pakistan, West Bank and Gaza, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, India, Philippines, Zambia.
For more information, please visit Nestlé Foundation.