Growth & Metabolism / Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Nutricia Metabolics Research Fund

In 2016 we established the Metabolics Research Fund to support research related to the dietary management of IEMs. All healthcare professionals active in the field of IEMs are eligible to apply to the Fund. In 2018, applications were received from 47 researchers spanning 18 countries.

In order to further encourage nutrition-related research, Nutricia Research has extended the Metabolics Research Fund, making €150,000 available for 2019.

  • 1x €50,000
  • 5x €20,000

This year, a minimum of two €20,000 grants will be available specifically for:

  • research led by dietitians
  • young investigators (<35 years old at the time of call deadline)

Download the brochure here for more information,

Who can apply?

Applications are sought from investigator-initiated clinical trials with a focus on nutrition and/or dietary management that will contribute to improving clinical practice. All professionals active in the field of IEM, including but not limited to dieticians, clinicians and post-doctoral researchers, working with an institution active in the field of IEM can participate in this grant application. However, endorsement by the head of the metabolic centre/institution where the research shall be undertaken is required.

Submitted forms should provide a reasonable overview on the planned project as well as information on the applicant. Submissions are scored against set criteria, by a group of senior metabolic experts.  Confidentiality of all submitted applications will be guaranteed.

“The overwhelming response by professionals to this unique offer indicates there is a clear unmet need for research funding in this highly specialised area. We are proud to have a role in enabling advances in nutrition-related research for the dietary management of inborn errors of metabolism.’’

Sandra Giffen
Global Director, Medical Affairs Paediatric Nutrition, Nutricia

Apply today

To apply, please download this the application form, complete it and return it as a pdf to by no later than 16 September 2019. Please download the brochure  for more details.