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Nestle Health and Nutrition Graduate Fellowships for Young Professionals – Up to 40,000CHF in Grants

Scholarship Description
The Nestle Nutrition Institute offers Research Training Fellowships to young professionals in healthcare for research skills trainings which can help in performing research in the fields of mother and child health and nutrition.

The NNI Institute offers these NNI fellowship grants to health professionals from anywhere in the world (except for health care professionals in the United States) applying for post-graduate research training.

All institutions offering a training programme in the area of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition are eligible to be a host institution.


  • Fellowships are available for post graduate qualifications only.
  • 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.
  • The application form must be accompanied with the documents as listed below (see Method of Application).

A Panel of members of the NNI Faculty with relevant expertise in a given field will assess all Fellowship applications. The following will apply:

  • Priority consideration for this prestigious fellowship will be given to candidates in junior positions from emerging countries.
  • The candidates’ history of previous or alternate grants will be taken into consideration.
  • Candidates will be notified of the NNI’s decision by letter.


  • Successful candidates will be required to start their training within 1 year of being notified of the fellowship award.
  • Duration of the support for the research training lasts for a maximum of 12 months.
  • Upon certification, fellowship awardees return to their home countries.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing countries

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

Fields of study
Training programs on research skills and knowledge in the field of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition which could include, but is not limited to: learning a specific laboratory technique, statistics, nutrition, etc.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Training can last up to 12 months

Scholarship benefits
The NNI grant of 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.

Method of Application
The application form must be accompanied by the following:

  1. Details of 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.

Application form for Research Fellowship should be downloaded from the official website. Applicants are urged to submit only one application and for a single programme. If you have more than one project, decide which is your best option and submit that one.
Applications without all documentation, including a letter of acceptance by the faculty at the hosting institution will not be considered. Applications should be sent by email to NNI@nestle.com or by fax to + 41 21 924 2836.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship

Research Training Fellowship
Course(s) Offered: Mother/Child health, nutrition
Course Level: Graduate (research training)
Provider: Nestle Nutrition Institute
Country to Study in: Any country

All applications must be submitted by March 1st or October 1st every year. The next application deadline is 1st March 2017

Applicants should plan to start their program no sooner than 3 months after the application deadline to give time for approval process and administrative arrangements with a host institution.

Before any money can be allocated to the research training fellowship, applicants will need to produce proof of health insurance for the country they will be visiting for the whole duration of stay.

The nutrition fellowships provided by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute enable young health professionals from developing countries to access postgraduate training through leading institutions. Since 1981, more than 500 doctors and scientists have benefited from this fellowship and clinical grants in different ways, which have directly impacted the health sectors of Africa and other regions.

Application Deadline: 1 March / 1 October 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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