Global Probiotics Council Offers New Research Grants


The 2011 grants will be awarded for research on probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota.

The Global Probiotics Council (Alexandra, VA), a committee formed by Danone (Paris) and Yakult Honsha Ltd. (Tokyo), is offering two $50,000 grants as part of its Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research program.

The focus for the 2011 grants is the role of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in health and wellness.

“The success of the grant program over the past three years has confirmed young investigators are interested in the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota, and the body,” said Yoshihiro Kawabata, senior managing director for Yakult Honsha. “We have been extremely impressed by the quality of applications received during the past three grant cycles, and hope to have similar results this year.”

Applications are being accepted until February 15, 2011. For applications and further details, visit

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