The Nestle Nutrition Research Training Fellowship For Health Professionals (Funded)

The Nestle Nutrition Research Training Fellowship For Health Professionals (Funded)

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Applications are now been accepted for the Nestle Nutrition Institute (NNI) Research Training Fellowships. The NNI fellowships offers grants for research skills trainings  in the fields of mother/child health and nutrition. These fellowship grants are offered to health professionals from anywhere in the world* applying for post-graduate research training. The duration of the training can last up to 12 months. All institutions offering a training programme in the area of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition are eligible to be a host institution.


  • This is open to  health professionals from anywhere in the world
  • Applicants must be performing research in the  area of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition
  • Fellow has to be affiliated with an academic/clinical institution
  • Potential candidates should submit an application describing their interest in participating in the NNI Research training Fellowship.
  • Fellowships are available for post graduate qualifications only.

Grant Awards

Program grant could include, but is not limited to: learning a specific laboratory technique, statistics, nutrition, etc.

  • The NNI grant up to 40’000 CHF can be used to pay course registration fees, round trip travel to the host institution, lodging and living expenses and health insurance coverage for the duration of the course.
  • The amount of 40’000 CHF applies for the longer length projects (12 months). A proportion of this amount will be paid to shorter duration projects. The NNI grant will be given to the Host Institution which will disburse it to the fellow. In no case will any money be given directly from the NNI to the fellow.

How to Apply

Please e-mail application to  [email protected] . Application form for Research Fellowship

  • The application form must be accompanied by the following:
    • 1. Details of their current level of training,
    • 2. Curriculum Vitae,
    • 3. A plan of the proposed training/activity clearly indicating its specific outcomes and
    • 4. Two letters of recommendation (1 from the institution where the candidate is working and 1 from the host institution*).
    • 5. Letter stating intent to return to the home country upon completion of the training program.
  • An outline (2 pages maximum) of the proposed thesis project including:
    • Rationale,
    • Objectives and
    • Methodology, citing a minimum of 5 references.

    The outline should also include

    • How the project will contribute to the advancement of knowledge,
    • The scientific merit and relevance of the project,
    • Innovative aspects of the research,

    Capacity building aspects of the study. Nutrition sustainability aspects of the study

*Host Institution (Sites) – any scientific institution offering a program in the fields of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition.

For more information, visit Nestle Nutrition Institute Fellowships