Frequently Asked Questions

As well as being the world’s largest publisher of nutritional papers and journals, at NNI we organize and host internationally acclaimed workshops and symposia.

An extensive publication library and exclusive videos are created from these events, and some of them may available for free only to registered members.

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The Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) is a non-for-profit organization based in Switzerland.

NNI does not deal with recruitment. To look for any current vacancies, you can visit

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.

*not available to healthcare professionals in the United States.

There are two types of fellowships:

  • Research Fellowships: These research grants are open to all young professionals and cover training lasting up to six months in the fields of young women’s health, and maternal and infant health and nutrition. More information can be found here.
  • Clinical Fellowships Our clinical fellowships are specifically for post-graduate health care professionals from developing countries working in the field of pediatric nutrition and gastroenterology. The clinical programs last from 12 to 24 months and are delivered through the leading institutions listed on our website. More information can be found here.

*not available to healthcare 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.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants informed of the outcome by the end of April/November. We answer to every candidate!

You can download the application form by clicking on the 'Application form for Research Fellowship' link on the Fellowships page.

No. Candidates who, at the time of submitting their application, already have a grant from any other training program, cannot apply.

See all acceptance and exclusions conditions here.

The NNI grant up to 40’000 CHF which 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 21 924 2836 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. Applications 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.

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The live webcasts can be accessed via the NNI homepage from where you can click through to the live streaming page. When the workshop has begun, the live stream will begin automatically. By signing up to our newsletter you will also receive updates on how to register and watch the webcast.

Yes! All of our workshops are recorded live. The presentations are available on demand for one week after the workshop has ended and can be accessed via a link on the homepage. The videos are also later uploaded to the NNI website, where you can view them anytime, at your own convenience.

There may be differences in the speed and stability of the internet connection from country to country, and even differences between internet browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer vs. Google Chrome) within the same country. Firstly, try another browser to see if the issue still occurs.  Secondly, there is an alternate stream offered during the live webcast which can be accessed by clicking the ‘view alternate stream’ link on the live streaming page. The internet connection should have at least 2 Mbps in download mode. You can take a Speed test on: A good benchmark is to check if the computer you are using can access any of the Videos found on our website, which would be a good indication that the live broadcast will work fine.