Deadline: 17 April 2022
The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce a new round of one-year Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research, Co-funded with UK Aid from the UK government through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through their programme on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA).
The Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition and health research. In each annual round, IMMANA will award six 12-month post-doctoral Fellowships to emerging leaders, who are applying and/or validating new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fellows conduct their research in Africa or Asia under the joint supervision of two mentors
- Fellows will be provided with a stipend of £40,800 for the 12-month period, plus a research allowance of £9,000 to cover local travel and other research expenses (such as translation, hardware, software supplies, etc. ), as well as participation in IMMANA Academy Weeks, trainings and workshops.
- Fellows will be part of the global Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy, giving them access to a community of researchers and institutions from various disciplines working together to develop methods and metrics for the design and evaluation of agriculture programmes for improved nutrition and health.
- Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in working groups and trainings offered by the Academy, as well as attend annual global conferences, meetings, and trainings including peer review to improve publication quality and research impact.
- Fellows will be affiliated with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), gaining access to the expertise of scientists from various disciplines.
- Fellows will have access to Tufts University’s facilities and resources available to faculty and staff, including electronic access to the Tufts’ library’s collection of 19,000 journals and other online materials.
- Fellows will receive communications support throughout their Fellowship that will increase their opportunities to collaborate with other IMMANA Fellows, promote their progress within the research community, and raise the visibility of their academic pursuits to a broader professional network.
- IMMANA Fellowship awards include support for two Mentors, one from the applicant’s current or previous employer or academic institution, and one from a host institution where the applicant proposes to advance their work, with at least one of the two being physically located in Africa or Asia.
Eligible candidates to this fellowships opportunity must
- Have a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) in any field related to agriculture, nutrition or health research
- Be actively engaged in research, education, and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields.
- Aim to build careers or already have institutional affiliations in a research institute or university in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, but applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorate anywhere.
III. Key dates
- Full proposals must be submitted by 17 April 2022
- Selected applicants will be notified no later than 31 May 2022
- Fellows begin their Fellowships as soon as convenient, but no later than 1 December2022
IV. How to apply?
Please click here for the application portal
For more information, please visit IMMANA Fellowshipwebpage