Grant-In-Aid Program

2016 Specifications

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Program objectives: The Danone Institute of Canada is interested in encouraging research that examines novel approaches to promoting behavioral change in the field of nutrition.

Maximum value of the grant: The maximum value of each grant is forty thousand Canadian dollars ($40,000 CAD) per research project. The Danone Institute of Canada may award more than one grant per year, subject to terms and conditions set forth in the Official Terms & Conditions of the Grant-in-Aid Program.

Duration of the research project: End date within two (2) years.

Application Period (Letter of Intent): September 2, 2016, 4 PM Eastern Time (ET).

Response to the Letter of Intent: No later than September 30, 2016.

Application Period (Final Application): November 14, 2016, 4 PM Eastern Time (ET).

Announcement of the results: No later than December 16, 2016.

Before beginning the application process, it is important to read the Official Terms & Conditions of the Grant-in-Aid Program. It provides complete information on the eligibility criteria, the documents to submit, the evaluation process for applications and the parameters governing the use of the grant.

Click here to access the Official Terms & Conditions of the Grant-in-Aid Program.

2016 Award for Most Effective Communication of Nutrition for the General Public

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The Danone Institute of Canada’s mission is to promote the sharing of scientific knowledge in nutrition, not only between researchers and health care professionals, but also among the general public. In keeping with this objective, this year we are offering an award for the most effective communication of nutrition science for the general public. The award aims to facilitate the mainstream sharing of credible research on current topics in nutrition.

Eligibility requirements 

  • The article written for this competition must meet the following guidelines:
    – Adhere to the general theme : current topics in nutrition.
    – Be no more than two pages in length (maximum of 6,000 characters).
    – Be aimed at a large audience with no scientific knowledge.
    – Be based on credible scientific literature cited in the article.
    – Be written in English (with an optional French version).
    – Be accompanied by a summary of no more than 150 words.
    – Be accompanied by the author’s CV.
  • Participants must be trainees in the field of nutrition (e.g., undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, dietetic interns, etc.) and be residents of Canada.
  • All applications must be submitted by email to no later than May 9, 2016.
  • Winners will be selected within three months of the deadline for the submission of applications.
  • The selection of the winning article will be judged based on the following criteria: quality of the text, originality of the approach to the subject and the degree of scientific popularization.
  • Applications will be evaluated by a jury composed of members of the Executive Committee of the Danone Institute of Canada and external experts in nutrition and communications.
  • The Danone Institute of Canada will award the sum of $2,000 to each winner (maximum of two winners per year). The winners will be given the opportunity to have their article edited by an expert in communications.
  • Winners will retain all intellectual property rights related to their work, research and publications. By submitting an application, all winners expressly authorize the Danone Institute of Canada to publish their article and share it with the general public in accordance with applicable provisions regarding intellectual property. The Danone Institute of Canada will make a clear reference to the author in every communication.

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Knowledge Translation Grant Matching Program

There is a new partnership between the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) and the Danone Institute of Canada (DIC) to support research projects with a focus on knowledge transfer.
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