International Training Fellowships

The Foundation clearly recognises the importance of giving young scientists (PhD candidates or post docs <5 yrs after having obtained their PhD) the possibility for visiting renowned institutes and performing research training. Usually, this training is devoted to learning new techniques and performing short research projects not possible at their current institute. Particularly, research training of promising scientists from developing countries at top institutes is one of the aims of the International Training Fellowships. Typical duration of the intended International Training Fellowship is 12 months.

As of 2017, the Nutricia Research Foundation also offers the possibility of Short Term International Training Fellowships with a typical duration of 1-3 months.

Applications for International Training Fellowship grants should be accompanied by a letter of invitation signed by an appropriate authority of the institute where the training/ work will be done and by a letter of recommendation of the current head of department.

International Training Fellowships are available for a maximum of one year only. The maximum fellowship grant amounts to € 25,000. By the end of the year a progress report must be submitted. In all scientific publications emanating from the fellowship grant, acknowledgement to the Nutricia Research Foundation should be made.

For Short Term International Training Fellowships the maximum budget amounts to € 2,000 per month for accommodation and other expenses to which the cost for necessary flights based on competitive economy class fares may be added.

Information on the 51 Nutricia Research Foundation International Training Fellowship Grants awarded from 1991 to 2020 can be found in the attached document.

Please note that the International Training Felliwships programme will be terminated and there will be no new call.


Andiramananantena Z (Madagascar)

Systemic immune responses in children suffering from chronic malnutrition and environmental enteropathy

De la Torre-Gomez (Spain)

Exosomics – Proteomics profiling of human breast milk exosomes with a focus on maternal nutrition and health

Barik T (India)

Identification of soft fruit bio-actives that regulate post-prandial glucose

Abebe Z (Ethiopia)

Amherst, USA. Strategies to improve complementary feeding practices and nutritional adequacy of complementary foods consumed by young children in Amhara region, Ethiopia

Broer R (Netherlands)

London, UK. Targeted nutritional supplementation to preserve β-cell mass in the preterm

Ahmad S (Sweden)

Boston, USA. Dietary and genetic determinants of lipodomic profiles and cardiovascular risk

Ozama M (Japan)

London, UK. Diet and mild cognitive impairment: precursors of dementia.

Dembele K (Mali)

Wageningen, Netherlands. Fonio in West Africa: Towards improving nutrient quality.

Amagloh F (Ghana)

Greenwich, UK. Iron availability from sweetpotato and moringa leaves and other commonly used leafy vegetables in Ghana: Compositional analysis and an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 model as indices

Ouedraogo C (Burkina Faso)

Davis, USA. Effect of 3 different zinc supplementation strategies on plasma zinc concentration among young children in Burkina Faso.