Nestle Nutrition Institute Research Fellowship (Global)

Nestle Nutrition Institute Research Fellowship (Global)

Conducted By : Nestlé Nutrition Institute
August 31 2018   Fellowship   Post Graduate   Global
 About Nestle Nutrition Institute Research Fellowship (Global)
  • The Nestle Nutrition Fellowship is offered by Nestlé Nutrition Institute to enable young health professionals from developing countries to access postgraduate training through leading institutions.
  • The Scholarship is offered for research skills training which can help in performing research in the field of mother and child health and nutrition
  • The duration of the training can last up to 12 months
  • The fellowship grant has been launched:
    • To carry out a research project in a foreign country institution;
    • To attend a training course
  • All institutions offering a training programme in the area of Maternal or Child Health and Nutrition can be a host institution.


  • Nestle Fellowships are available for postgraduate qualifications only
  • The fellow should be associated with an academic/clinical institution
  • There is NO restriction over Nationality

Not Eligible to Participate

  • 3 years before the Application if the candidate has spent 12 months outside his/her home country
  • If at the time of applying for the fellowship the candidate has already left their home country
  • Candidates who have completed more than one half of any training programme they may already be enrolled in.
  • If the candidate is already availing any other scholarship
  • Applications will not be entertained if the applicant’s home country law prohibits the nature of this activity.
 Reward Description

Nestle Nutrition Fellowship Reward:

  • In case of any research project, the fellow’s round-trip travel to the host Institution, lodging expenses and a monthly stipend in addition to any host institution fees and some study related expenses up to 40 000 CHF will be covered.
  • 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. 

How the Fellowship amount will be disbursed?

  • The NNI grant will be given to the Host Institution which will disburse it to the fellow
  • In no case, the money will be paid directly to the NNI fellow.
 Application Process

Nestle Nutrition Fellowship Application Process:

  • Candidates have to submit an application describing their interest in participating in the NNI Research Training Fellowship. Download the Application form

Submission of the Application Form

  • The duly filled in Application form can be submitted either via mail at or by fax to + 41 21 924 2836.

Enclosures to be sent along with the Application form

The application form must be accompanied by the following:

  • Details of their current level of training,
  • 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.
 Selection Process

Nestle Nutrition Fellowship Selection Process:

  • A Panel of members of the NNI Faculty with relevant expertise in a given field will assess all Fellowship applications.
  • Priority consideration will be given to candidates of junior positions from developing 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.
  • The candidates will be informed about their selection in November
 Contact Details
  • Nestle Nutrition Institute
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