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2015-2016 Dannon Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Program

The Dannon Company is pleased to announce that applications for the fourth annual Dannon Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Program are currently being accepted. The program offers a unique educational opportunity for one incoming or current graduate student who shows a strong interest in research of the nutritional value and importance of yogurt and probiotics. The winning applicant will receive a scholarship of $25,000, payable to the selected winner’s educational institution either for tuition, 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 2015-2016 academic year. Dannon is proud to support the future generations of researchers and scientists in the fields of probiotics and yogurt.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by December 4, 2015 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
  • Muriel Derrien, Senior Scientist – Gut Microbiota, Danone Nutricia Research
  • Dr. Miguel Freitas, VP of Health Affairs, The Dannon Company


For additional information and qualification requirements, please refer to the application which can be downloaded as a PDF file here or electronically submitted here.