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Dannon Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Program

2013-2014 Dannon Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Program


The Dannon Company is pleased to announce that applications for the second Dannon Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Program are currently being accepted until April 30, 2013. This year’s fellowship program has been expanded to support the education of a student who shows a strong interest in the research of nutritional and functional benefits of both yogurt and probiotics. The winning applicant (one) will receive a scholarship of $25,000, payable to the educational institution either for tuition, or research related projects or as otherwise allocated at The Dannon Company’s discretion-to enhance his or her academic path in this field during the 2013-2014 academic year. Dannon is proud to support the future generations of researchers and scientists in these evolving and exciting fields as part of their commitment to education and scientific research.


To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:


  • Be a current United States citizen (proof of citizenship is required) or permanent U.S. resident (proof of residency is required)
  • Be a current full-time enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, 18 years of age or older, studying relevant field during the 2013-2014 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution
    • Note, only students who will fall within the following education levels in August 2013 will be considered:
      • Incoming or Current Graduate students with declared, relevant focus in the field.
      • Undergraduate seniors with declared, relevant major and proof of intended graduate study within the field during the 2013-2014 academic school year are welcome to apply. Proof of graduate school application(s) from the graduate program is required.
  • Be in good standing with their college / institution
  • Receive a nomination and recommendation from two professors
  • Submit a written statement on how he/she would like to broaden his/her knowledge of yogurt and/or probiotics (nutritional or functional benefits)


Scholarship applications are now being accepted, and must be submitted by April 30, 2013 to qualify. The winning applicant will be determined by a panel of judges, including:


Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders, Dairy and Food Culture Technologies Consultant, and Executive Director of the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)

Daniel Merenstein, MD, Associate Professor and Director of Research Programs at the Departments of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center

Keri Glassman, nationally recognized dietitian and founder and president of Nutritious Life.

Dr. Patrick Veiga, Senior Scientist, Danone Research Center

Dr. Miguel Freitas, Director of Health Affairs, The Dannon Company


For additional information, qualification requirements and to download a copy of the application, please visit

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