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IUNS Re-integration Grant for early career nutrition graduates

The International Union of Nutritional Sciences is the global umbrella Union for country and regional Nutrition Associations. IUNS seeks to promote advancement in nutritional science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level.

IUNS executes its work through Task Forces and committees. Under the IUNS Committee on Capacity Development in Nutrition, a re-integration grant has been established. This grant is to enable early career nutritionists who have completed their doctoral training in a developed country to start their career and or settle in their jobs in their home country.

Funds may be used for the purchase of books, laptops, set up office, support a pilot research, etc.

Three grants of $10,000 each will available for persons from the following regions: Africa, Asia and Latin America. Applicants must have completed their doctoral training in nutrition science within the last two years. Some preference will be given to those planning on working in an area compatible with IUNS Task Force activities upon re-integration, but this is not an essential requirement.

Application requirements:

  1. Completed application form (to be downloaded from IUNS website – link below)
  2. Supporting letter from main thesis supervisor
  3. Supporting letter from employer in home country
  4. Letter from Applicant indicating how grant funds would be applied; the letter should also indicate how the applicant would support the activities of the Nutrition Society/ Adhering Body in their home country.

Condition for application:

Applicants must come from countries which are Adhering Bodies of IUNS and is in good standing. To verify the status of your country’s status please contact the secretariat at:

IUNS Re-integration grant application form