Office of Research

2014 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research Opportunity

The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee established in 2004 by DANONE NUTRICIA RESEARCH and YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD., has announced the seventh annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO).  The Council is again offering three grants for 2014. The purpose of these three annual grants of $50,000 each is to support new research on probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in the United States.  Young Investigators committed to basic research on gastrointestinal microbiota, probiotics and their role in health and wellness should apply.


We would like to ask for your assistance in announcing the opportunity within your department.  I have attached two documents with additional information.  The first attachment is an electronic flyer that can be distributed or posted on bulletin boards announcing the grant opportunity.  The second attachment lists the required application components.  All of the information is posted on the website: 


Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum of 5 consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment (appointments must be in the United States) are eligible.  Applicants must be interested in understanding the health benefits of probiotics and microbiota and the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and the body.  Candidates must be part of an established research program with the capacity to do research on microbiota and its role in health and disease.  Applicants are limited to one submission per investigator.  The deadline is February 11, 2014.

Application Instructions

This is not a limited submission and is being posted as a courtesy only.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


02/11/2014 UW Internal Deadline Closed
02/04/2014 OSP Deadline
02/11/2014 Sponsor Deadline

Global Probiotics Council

Funding amount


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at