Danone North America, is awarding two graduate students a grant of $25,000 each. The successful candidates should excel in science and have an interest in studying the gut microbiome, probiotics and yogurt in human health and wellness (the “Field”). Applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal for a study that explores measures of human health and wellness. 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. 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 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 2023-2024 academic year.
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 2022-2023 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).
Upload completed application online within the allotted acceptance period December 13, 2022 to February 14, 2023. Includes:
Written essays (questions provided in application website, https://www.danonenorthamerica.com/fellowship-application/)
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 14, 2023. Please have your faculty member or advisor submit letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Utilization of grant funds must begin in the Fall Semester, 2023.
Student applications will be judged by an external committee based on:
Strength of project proposal
Relevance and feasibility of the project objectives, methodology and outcome measures
Evidence of ability and resources to successfully complete proposed project
Value to the Field (as defined above)
Letter of recommendation
For any questions regarding the Fellowship, please contact Christina Deecken @ email@example.com