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Nestlé Nutrition Institute Young Researcher Award 2017


To award research advancement in the field of maternal and paediatric nutrition that will impact the health of pregnant and lactating women, and of children in Malaysia

Research Theme: Nutrition in the First 1000 Days

Research should include a component of nutrition or growth, such as:

  • Complementary feeding practices
  • Nutrition in pregnancy
  • Nutrition in infancy
  • Effects of probiotics on immunity or digestion or defecation in children below the age of 2 years


Applicants should be:

  • Researchers working in the field of maternal, infant or paediatric health, or nutrition in Malaysia
  • Malaysian citizens below the age of 45 years
  • First authors

Applications are accepted for:

  • Published/unpublished research completed no older than one year from the submission deadline. Research must be approved by the respective institutions’ Ethics Committee for human research
  • Abstracts for oral or poster presentations, along with a draft manuscript

Please note that systemic reviews and meta-analyses are not be eligible. Previous winners of international and national awards, including Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) will not be entertained.

Departments to submit applications to by 30 April of each year.

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