Nestlé Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World

Closing Date: 10.5 2019. The Foundation initiates and supports 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.

Projects 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 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 is spent in the developing country.

Grant Types

  1. Research Grants: (a) Training Grant, (b) Pilot Grant, (c) Full Grant (small / large)
  2. Institutional Support (for research or educational projects by 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)
  3. enLINK Research grant program (for external research in furtherance of projects initiated by the Foundation)

The Nestlé Foundation does not support individual fees for attendance and travel to scientific meetings or courses except when presenting the of results of a research grant already funded by the Nestlé Foundation. We do not consider queries for support to attend a meeting if you are not a grant holder of the Nestle Foundation. The Foundation does in general not support the organization of meetings or conferences and discourages any solicitation of funds for these purposes.

Research grant applications are evaluated twice a year by the Foundation’s Council, a group of independent international scientists. 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. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time of the year.

If the suggested project is compatible with the Foundation’s current funding policy, applicants will receive an invitation to submit a full grant proposal. Full applications are accepted all year round. The Foundation encourages applicants to submit their proposals as early as possible to allow sufficient time for internal as well as external reviews.