HMO Donation Program

The HMO donation program was established in 2010 to expand the knowledge and support the research in Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs). All healthcare professionals, researchers and academics interested in the field of Human Milk Oligosaccharide research can apply for HMO donation.

About the Donation Program

To date, dsm-firmenich has supported over 100 research projects through the donation program. These projects span 55 different research centers all around the globe. The donation program accesses dsm-firmenich’s HMO library, which contains nearly 20 different HMO structures and mixtures.

Click on the buttons below to download the brochure for more information about the HMO Donation Program, to access our HMO library available for donation, or to download our donation request form.

Submitted forms should provide a reasonable overview on the planned project as well as information on the applicant. We have rolling submissions.

For more information on how to apply potential applicants should contact

Travel Grants

To enable researchers to connect in person again and to further encourage research on HMOs among young, promising researchers, DSM has made available four (4) travel grants to present HMO-related research in person at the 2023 ESPGHAN Conference.

About the Travel Grant:

Applications are sought from pre-clinical and clinical trials with a focus on HMO mechanisms of action, understanding their health benefits and any HMO knowledge that will contribute to improving clinical practice and nutrition during early life. Young professionals (less than 10 years of experience) active in the field of HMO research can participate in this grant application.

Abstract submissions must have been accepted for poster or oral presentation by the ESPGHAN scientific committee. Confirmation of acceptance will be requested.

Click the buttons below to download the brochure, the application form or to review the terms and conditions. To submit your application, and for more information on how to apply, please contact

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