Danone International Prize for Alimentation (DIPA)

The Danone Institute International opens a new prize for Alimentation to reward mid-career scientists for pioneering research.

Called the Danone International Prize for Alimentation (DIPA), the Prize will be awarded every two years, by the Danone Institute International and the French Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM).

In a far-reaching initiative to achieve ground-breaking benefits to public health, this 100,000 Euro prize is being opened to mid-career researchers and reward pioneering research that spans multiple disciplines and represents a major advance in “Alimentation” – the umbrella term for all practices relating to food, including food choice, purchase, preparation, cooking, and meal organization, and their determinants.

To learn more about the Prize please visit The Danone Institute International webiste.

Application Criteria 

All applications should be in English and the publications related to the research should be published in the public domain, in English.

Applicants will first have to submit a “first short application” comprising:

1. Curriculum vitae (CV) of their scientific career (maximum four pages in pdf format)

2. An overview of their research work together with:  

  • a summary of work in progress  
  • a brief description of future planned projects  
  • a proposal of related key words for the submitted work  
  • a paragraph describing the scientific rationale for the application  (maximum three pages in pdf format)  

3. A one-page letter explaining how their current research work and future research plans fit with the purpose of the DIPA, including a description of how the work represents a major advance in the topic and pointing out the multidisciplinary and collaborative aspects of the approach used and its potential impact  

4. A list of five to ten publications documenting the applicant’s past research 

How to apply 

The 2018 Call for application is open until 15 September 2017.

All applications should be in English and the publications related to the research should be published in the public domain, in English.

Applications should be submitted to The Danone Institute International using the form available on the Danone Institute International website. All documents should be sent by e-mail to the dedicated contact address: dipaprize2018@gmail.com.