The nutrition fellowships provided by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute enable young health professionals from developing countries to access postgraduate training through leading institutions. Since 1981, more than 500 doctors and scientists have benefited from our fellowships and clinical grants.

Research Training Fellowship


The Nestle Nutrition Institute offers grants for research skills trainings which can help in performing research in the fields of mother and child health and nutrition. We offer these fellowship grants to health professionals from anywhere in the world* applying for post-graduate research training. The duration of the training can last up to 12 months. All institutions offering a training programme in the area of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition are eligible to be a host institution.

* Not Available To Health Care Professionals in the United States

Clinical Fellowship

Clinical fellowships * are offered to post-graduate health care professionals from developing countries working in the field of pediatric nutrition and gastroenterology. Fellowships are available in the leading partner institutions listed below. Duration of the training ranges from 12 to a maximum of 24 months. Applications have to be addressed directly to the training sites. The training sites submit the applications from selected candidates to the NNI. The NNI external Board of Advisors evaluates the applications and makes a decision for acceptance.

After completion of their training, candidates return to their home country to put in practice the knowledge gained and help to improve healthcare locally.

* Not Available To Health Care Professionals in the United States

Application form for Clinical Fellowship

The training sites


The 2 years program's objective is to train pediatricians in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of intestinal, liver and pancreatic diseases in children as well as pediatric nutrition.<br /> Training comprises both clinical and scientific research components. Training language is French.

City: Montreal - Country: Canada
Course: Clinical Training
Website: http://www.gastrosaintejustine.org/formation-clinique.html
Contact person: Christophe Faure
E-Mail: christophe.faure@umontreal.ca

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City: Stellenbosch - Country: South Africa
Course: Post Graduate Course Application Form Application Form ESPGHAN Africa 2013
Website: http://www.uct.ac.za/research/pgfo/offered/
Contact person: Ms. Judith De Wet or Ms. Liz Goddard; Dr. Etienne Nel
E-Mail: judith.dewet@uct.ac.za or liz.goddard@uct.ac.za or edn@sun.ac.za

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A 2 year fellowship, supported by the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Nestle Nutrition Institute, is available at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University, South Africa

City: Stellenbosch - Country: South Africa
Course: Clinical Training
Website: http://www.sun.ac.za/english
Contact person: Dr. Etienne Nel or Prof. Mariana Kruger
E-Mail: edn@sun.ac.za or marianakruger@sun.ac.za

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The fellowship program course in pediatric gastroenterology is for 12-24 months and is available to non-Australian trained doctors and is designed for trainees who have successfully completed general pediatric training in their country of origin to a suitable level. This position will be appropriate for trainees wishing to pursue a clinical practice, which includes paediatric gastroenterology.

City: Melbourne - Country: Australia
Course: Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition
Website: http://www.rch.org.au/gastro/for_health_professionals/Professional_development/
Contact person: Mark Oliver
E-Mail: Mark.Oliver@rch.org.au

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The 2 years fellowship program in pediatric gastroenterology is available for Spanish speaking postgraduate pediatricians from developing countries

City: México - Country: Mexico
Course: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Website: http://www.himfg.edu.mx/
Contact person: Dr. Jerónimo Sánchez Medina | Dr. Aarón Pacheco Ríos
E-Mail: draalejandraconsuelo@yahoo.com.mx; jsanchez@himfg.edu.mx; apacheco@himfg.edu.mx


The Course in Pediatric Gastroenterology is a specialization course in Portuguese, which aims to provide and develop expertise in the respective specialty. It is intended for students at university level, with full residency in Pediatrics. As a prerequisite for admission to the course, it is mandatory to comply at least two years in Pediatric Residence program.

City: Belo Horizonte - Country: Brazil
Course: Gastroenterologia e Nutrição Pediátrica
Website: https://www.ufmg.br/english/index.html
Contact person: Prof. Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes – Associate Professor, Department of Faculty of Medicine of UFMG
E-Mail: eleonoradruve@uol.com.br

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A 2 year fellowship, supported by the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Nestle Nutrition Institute, is available at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Paediatrics, Red Cross War Memorial Children&rsquo;s Hospital at the University, Cape Town, South Africa

City: Cape Town, Rondebosch - Country: South Africa
Course: Clinical Training
Website: http://www.scah.uct.ac.za/
Contact person: Dr. Elizabeth Goddard, Dr. Ronalda De Lacy or Mrs. Avril Du Preez
E-Mail: liz.goddard@uct.ac.za, Ronalda.delacy@uct.ac.za
Application Available From: avril.dupreez@uct.ac.za