Nestlé Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World | Research funding


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Date 10.05.2023
Category Call for proposal

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 Nestlé Foundation initiates and supports research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

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.

All submitted grant projects must be accompanied by the ethical approval for the study by all involved institutions.

Who can apply: The Foundation expects research proposals to be primarily the initiative of local researchers from the developing countries. However the Foundation will be inclined to consider favorably those applications jointly made by scientists from developed countries with those from developing countries provided it is clear that the initiative will result in capacity building and human resource development in the latter and the bulk of the budget (at least 75%) is spent in the developing country.

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. Instructions for the letter of intent are available on the Foundation website at "Download application forms and reports".

Funding and Duration: max. USD 300’000 for 1 to 3 years duration (see the call website)

Deadline for Letters of Intent: any time
Deadlines for applications: 10 January and 10 May (every year)

For further information and application, please have a look at the call webpage, call guidelines and how to apply.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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