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The Danone Institute Prize for Nutrition
Danone International Prize for Nutrition

THE DANONE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR NUTRITION

The 2013/2014 Award Ceremony for the Danone International Prize for Nutrition will be organized in april 2014, during Experimental Biology, in San Diego, USA.
THE DANONE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR NUTRITION 

Danone Institute International, a not-for-profit organization, organizes the Danone International Prize for Nutrition every 2 years with the support of the French "Fondation Recherche Médicale".
The 2013 DANONE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR NUTRITION recognizes a single researcher or research team leading a major advancement in nutrition science, including new concepts and research fields with potential application for human diet and health.
The innovative research, including mechanisms, disease prevention and management, behavior, economics, public health, or expanding the frontiers of food science and nutrition, are within scope.

The DANONE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR NUTRITION is 120 000 Euro, and will be shared 50/50 between the laureate and his/her not-for-profit primary research institution. The Prize funds provided to the institution must be used to support nutrition research.

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The Leaflet of The Danone International Prize for Nutrition 2013


SELECTION PROCEDURE

The Rules
The selection procedure of the Danone International Prize for Nutrition is modelled on the most renowned international prizes; It comprises a confidential nomination process and a final selection by an independent Jury. A Prize Committee responsible for all scientific aspects of the Prize ensures the proper conduct of this selection procedure.

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The Rules of The Danone International Prize for Nutrition 2013

The Prize Committee
The Prize Committee is composed of 7 members from the Danone Institute International and other individuals appointed by the Board.

The Prize Committee is responsible for : solicitating nomination, compiling and selecting the nomination proposals sent to the Jury, selecting the Jury members.

Decisions are made by a majority vote. In case of a tie, the Chair’s vote counts as two votes.

The Nominator
The Nominators are representatives of the major institutions responsible for the promotion of nutrition research all over the World.
The role of the nominators is to propose outstanding individuals or teams for the Prize and to complete the nomination form (one form per nominee), with : contact information, a description of the major advancement in nutrition science, including new concepts and research fields, with its potential application for human diet and health, and relaed keywords, a paragraph describing the scientific rationale for the nomination, a short list of 10 to 15 publications documenting the nominee's research leading to a major advancement in nutrition science, including the most recent publications (all research related to the "major advance in nutrition science" must be published in the public domain, in English), of these 10 to 15 publications, complete pdf files of five of the most relevant publications, an academic CV of the Nominee.

Self nomination is not allowed. The list of nominees will remain confidential.

The Jury
The jury consists of up to 9 members including one member of the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, and is appointed by the Prize Committee. No more than 50% of the jury are members of the Danone Institute International or the Danone Institutes. The Jury is led by the previous Chair of the Prize Committee. The Jury selects one laureate by secret majority vote. Decisions of the Jury are final.