Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

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Grant amount: US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 14, 2021

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Biomedical, Fellowship, Scholarship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age

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Overview:

In its 8th year, the 2019-2020 Danone North America, Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grantis accepting applications!

Danone North America, PBC will award $25,000 to two graduate students interested in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics and yogurt to better understand how they help support and maintain human health and wellness.

Candidates are encouraged to submit an application for their investigation or study of the gut microbiome, probiotics and yogurt as related to human health. The intent of the grant is not for disease treatment or clinical management; those addressing health and wellness will be prioritized. These can include the study of longevity, growth and development, and performance.

Applicants should excel in science and have an interest in studying the gut microbiome, probiotics and yogurt in human health and wellness (the "Field"); and are encouraged to submit a proposal for a study that explores measures of human health and wellness. Such topics may include the role that probiotics or yogurt play on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health; and factors, such as foods or nutrients, that influence the gut microbiome. The grant is not designed for the investigation of disease treatment or clinical management and should focus on health and wellness, long-term health and longevity, growth and development, or performance.

The award may be applied towards tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Danone’s sole discretion. It will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics during 2020.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Each candidate must meet the following requirements:
    • Be an incoming, current and full-time enrolled graduate student, at least 18 years of age, studying in the Field (as defined above) during the 2019-2020 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution.
    • Be in good standing in the college or university, as well as major program of study. Confirmation letter from department chair, dean or institution's graduate studies, registrar or admissions office required.
    • Be a current U.S. citizen (proof of citizenship is required) or permanent U.S. resident (proof of residency is required). Acceptable documents include copy of the student’s passport or green card.
    • Upload completed application online within the allotted acceptance period December 16, 2019 to February 14, 2020. Includes:
      • Written essays (questions provided below)
      • Official transcript from current institution or immediate past university if an incoming graduate student
      • CV or resume
      • One letter of recommendation received from faculty member or advisor by February 24, 2020.
    • Utilization of grant funds must begin in 2020.