Nestle Foundation: Re-Entry Grants (REG)

Nestle Foundation

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Next deadline: Jan 10, 2021 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: May 10, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Fields of work: All fields of work

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Micronesia; Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola Show all

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About this funder:



To encourage the return and re-establishment of post-graduate students into their careers in their own countries, the Foundation will support a research program for eligible candidates. The host institution will need to guarantee a post for the returnee and ensure career development within the host institution.

Contribution of support to the eligible candidate from the host institution is essential, while support and collaboration from the overseas institution where the candidate trained is helpful. Re-Entry grants may run up to 3 years. However none of these awards are renewable.

Interested applicants should first submit a Letter of Intent.

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


  • Applicants should be post-graduate students from developing countries returning to their home country.


  • The Foundation does not normally fund:
    • Projects with low public health relevance
    • Projects with doubtful sustainability
    • Projects lacking transfer of scientific, technical and educational knowledge, i.e. lacking a capacity-building component
    • Large budget projects i.e. – projects that exceed US$100,000 per year or US$ 300,000 over the total duration ofa 3-year project
    • Mutrition surveys or surveillance studies
    • Research on food policy, food production and food technology except when linked to an intervention with high potential for sustainable improvement of the nutritional status
    • In vitro and/or animal experiments
  • Re-Entry grants are non- renewable.
    • Hence, it is recommended that eligible investigators apply for other categories of awards before the completion of their projects (but with available results from earlier support) for continuing support from a full research grant to avoid any interruption of their research activities.