Dannon, as a part of DanoneWave Public Benefits Corporation, is awarding two graduate students a grant of $25,000 each. The successful candidates should excel in science and have an interest in studying yogurt, probiotics and the gut microbiome’s role in promoting human health (the “Field”). Examples may include the role of yogurt or other nutrients from yogurt, probiotics, or fermented dairy products on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health.
Topics may also include factors, such as foods or nutrients, that influence the gut microbiome. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion. It will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics during 2018.
Each candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Be an incoming or current, full-time enrolled graduate student, at least 18 years of age, studying in the Field (as defined above) during the 2017-2018 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). Acceptable documents include copy of the student’s passport or green card.
- Upload completed application online within the allotted acceptance period (December 5, 2017 – February 15, 2018).
- Submit written essays to questions shown on the application
- Submit an official transcript
- Submit a CV/Resume
- Two letters of recommendations received from faculty members or advisors by February 25, 2018
- Funds must be utilized in 2018.
For any questions regarding the Fellowship, please contact Stephanie Baber.
Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2018. For more information and to access the application, visit the Dannon website.