Supporting promising research and encouraging scientific work in nutrition are the primary ways in which the Danone Institutes advance scientific knowledge on the links between diet, nutrition and health.
The Danone Institutes encourage research in human nutrition through credits, grants, awards, fellowships and scholarships awarded to students and researchers working in not-for-profit institutions.
Since their creation, the Danone Institutes have sponsored more than 900 different research support programs in 15 countries.
You will find below the actual opened calls for application as well as short presentation of the regular local supports. The rules (frequency, type of scientists, amount, and condition of application) are specific to each country and we invite you to contact your local Danone Institute to know more about their local research programs, grants or awards.
In 2016, the DI Belgium has awarded 2 Prizes of 2500 € each to support nutrition research in Belgium, for their contribution on research on gut microbiota and health. The award ceremony has been organized in Brussels in january 2016.
For 2017, the DI Belgium will support specific research projects on: “the contribution to Human health of the dairy products, yoghurts, fermented milk or fermented milk with probiotics, prebiotics or symbiotics”; “the intestinal microbiote and health” or “the impact of family meals or eating in groups on nutritional quality of meals or eating behaviors”. The call for application is closed since March 2017.
The Danone Institute of Canada’s mission is to promote the sharing of scientific knowledge in nutrition, not only between researchers and health care professionals, but also among the general public. In keeping with this objective, the DI Canada has offered in 2016 an award for the most effective communication of nutrition science for the general public. The award aims to facilitate the mainstream sharing of credible research on current topics in nutrition. The call for application is now closed.
In 2017, DI China has launched its 19th Danone Institute China Diet Nutrition Research and Communication Grant. The deadline for application was on May 31st, 2017. The grants will allow the support of 10 to 12 projects achieved within 1 to 2 years in China.
DI France, in collaboration with the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, proposes every 2 years a call for application to support one to two research teams on a 2 years project on a dedicated subject. For 2017, the global dotation of 80 000 € will support 2 research projects over 2 years on the topic of “Modes de vie, Alimentation et Nutrition”. The call for application is closed since March 2017.
DI Indonesia propose its Competitive Research Grants for doctorant students and researchers: Food, Nutrition, and Health related topics. The call for applications for 2016 is already closed.
Danone Institute of Japan Foundation (DIJF) annually supports scientific studies on food and nutrition, including studies to prevent various life-style related diseases, with the aim to promote and encourage researches on health and nutrition in Japan.
The DI Spain proposes several calls for application for Prizes and research supports in the field of nutrition, food and health. For the 2016 Prizes, three categories of prizes are proposed for this edition: the recognition of a scientific carreer, the support of scientific communication and research project supports. The call for application is now closed for this year’s edition.
The Dannon Institute (USA) created the Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute in 1998 to exemplify its commitment to the development of leadership in nutritional sciences and the promotion of excellence in research. To further support this goal, the Dannon Institute created a complimentary program, the Dannon Institute Academic Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute, designed to define and support the 21st century leadership needs within the academic discipline of nutrition for faculty who have completed their terminal degree training 10-20 years ago. The Dannon Institute Academic Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute consists of an intensive three-day training program.