Danone North America is awarding graduate students a grant. 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 the upcoming academic year. To be eligible for the grant, applicants must: be an incoming, current and full-time enrolled graduate student studying in the field during the upcoming academic year at an accredited US institution; be in good standing in the college or university, as well as major program of study; and be a current U.S. citizen (proof of citizenship is required) or permanent U.S. resident (proof of residency is required).