Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, since 1981 NNI provides grants that have helped more than 500 young medical doctors and scientists from all over the world pursue postgraduate training at leading institutions in a number of fields relating to nutrition.
This has helped build global capacity in nutrition research, and further global understanding of nutrition and its impact on the health of young women, mothers and children in particular.

There are two types of fellowships:

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*Not Available To Health Care Professionals in the United States.

Applications should be sent by email to or by fax to + 41 21 924 2836 by March 1st or October 1st.

Application will be reviewed and applicants informed of the outcome by end of April/November.
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No. Candidates who, at the time of submitting their application, already have a grant from any other training program, cannot apply.
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The NNI grant up to 40’000 CHF can be used to pay course registration fees, round trip travel to the host institution, lodging and living expenses and health insurance coverage for the duration of the course.
A proportion of this amount will be paid to shorter duration projects.
The NNI grant will be given to the Host Institution which will disburse it to the fellow.
In no case will any money be given directly from the NNI to the fellow.

Applications should be sent by email to or faxed to +41 (0)21 924.28.36 by February 28th/October 1st for the following year’s funding.
Applications not accompanied by a letter of acceptance of the training institution will not be considered.
Application will be reviewed and applicants informed of the outcome by November.

The amount varies according to the Institution. However, it is approximatively € 35’000 per year.