Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/24/2024

Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant

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. Danone strives not to rely on animal testing in its development and research activities, therefore, ONLY research proposals that utilize in vitro and ethical human clinical studies are welcome.

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.

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

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 2023-2024 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 January 9 to March 1, 2024. 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 March 1, 2024. Please have your faculty member or advisor submit letter of recommendation to cdeecken@pollock-pr.com.
  • Utilization of grant funds must begin in the Fall Semester, 2024.