Nestlé Foundation Pilot Grant Program - Invitation for Applications

The Nestlé Foundation invites applications for Pilot Grant (PG). The Foundation initiates and supports research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower-middle-income countries according to the World Bank classification (see 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. They 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.

At present the Foundation’s work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with:

  • maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding,
  • macro-and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances,
  • interactions between infection and nutrition, and
  • nutrition education and health promotion.

The Pilot Grant (PG) Program of the Foundation provides support for pilot research that has a high potential to lead to a subsequent full research project grant. Usually, the Foundation does not support nutritional survey research. Often to be able to identify areas of problems for potential intervention one has to collect baseline data. A pilot study (pre-study or baseline study) will create the needed data for a larger research project. The PG program may assist this. The pilot study and PG usually represent the starting point for a later full research grant application(i.e. a Small Research Grant or a Large Research Grant) to the Foundation.

Funder: Nestle Foundation.


Deadline: May 10, 2022.

Courtesy of: Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor (RIE), University of Nairobi.