Donor: Nestlé Foundation
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 300.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries. The Small Research Grant (SRG) provides support of a small research study. The Large Research Grant (LRG) is a full grant application of a complete research proposal according to the guidelines. At present the Foundation’s work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with: (1) maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding; (2) macro- and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances; (3) interactions between infection and nutrition, and (4) nutrition education and health promotion.

Studies in other areas of human nutrition research might also be considered, as long as they are dealing with problems of malnutrition in eligible countries. Other areas of research may be eventually considered for support if the applicant can offer specific and convincing evidence and justification for the choice of their research topic.

2) Eligibility

Individual researchers/organisations can apply.

3) Location

The Foundation engages in activities that are in low-income and lower middle-income countries as according to the World Bank.

4) Budget

Large research grants have an average of up to $100,000 per year to a maximum of $300,000 for 3 years. Small research grants have a maximum budget of $50,000.

5) Application

Timeline for all types of applications are 10th January and 10th May but Letters of Intent (LoI) can be sent anytime.  The LoI should describe very briefly the kind of project they would like to undertake, including an estimated budget. Instructions for the LoI are available on the Foundation website. For a submission of a LoI only the downloadable form on the website should be used. All submissions should be made electronically by e-mail using a MS Word File (doc).

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