Michael Mbake

Nestle Nutrition Postgraduate Fellowship Program for Young Professionals 2018









Nestle Nutrition Postgraduate Fellowship Program for Young Professionals in Developing Countries 2018 – Up to 40,000CHF in Grants

The Nestle Nutrition Institute Fellowship Program is offering Young professionals in healthcare the opportunity to study Nutrition and Maternal and/or Child Health in leading institutions.

Application Deadline: 1st March 2018. Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): Any scientific institution offering a program in the fields of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition

Eligible Field of Study: Maternal and/or Child Health, Nutrition and any related field(s)

About the Award: The Fellowship offered by Nestle Nutrition Institute regularly offers young professionals from developing countries training in research skills and knowledge on Nutrition. Since 1981, more than five hundred (5oo) 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.

Offered Since: 1981

Type: Postgraduate


  • Potential candidates should submit an application describing their interest in participating in the NNI Research training Fellowship.
  • 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 their eligibility by letter.
  • The application form must be accompanied by the following:

            - Curriculum Vitae,
            - A plan of the proposed training/activity clearly indicating its specific outcomes and
            - Two letters of recommendation (1 from the institution where the candidate is working and 1 from the host institution*).
            - Letter stating intent to return to the home country upon completion of the training program
            - Details of their current level of training

Selection Criteria:

  • Fellowships are available for post graduate qualifications only
  • Applicant has to be affiliated with an academic/clinical institution
  • 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 must return to their home countries.

The Panel will not accept applications, which are submitted by:

  • Candidates who have already spent more than 12 months outside their home country during the 3 years preceding the application. Exceptions could be made if the applicant can justify how this additional training will supplement the one(s) already obtained
  • Candidates who have already left their country at the time of applying for the fellowship
  • Candidates who have completed more than one half of any training programme they may already be enrolled in
  • Candidates who, at the time of submitting their application, already have a grant from any other training program
  • Applications will not be entertained if the applicant’s home country law prohibits the nature of this activity.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: The grant includes 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 grant offer of 40’000 CHF is also given and 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.

Duration of Scholarship: Maximum of twelve (12) months

How to Apply: 

  • Applications should be sent by email to NNI@nestle.com or by fax to + 41 21 924 2836.
  • Applicants should plan to start their program not sooner than 3 months after the application deadline to give time for approval process and administrative arrangements with a host institution.
  • 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.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Nestle Nutrition Institute

Important Notes: 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.

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.







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