Deadline: 1 February 2017
The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce the third of four planned rounds of Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research (IMMANA Fellowships), funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID).
For 2017-18, IMMANA will award six 12-month post-doctoral fellowships to early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The IMMANA programme will deliver its aims through:
- Competitive Research Grants to Develop Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Grants): A research grants programme directed at accelerating the development of innovative and interdisciplinary metrics and methods filling the key knowledge gaps including theory-driven impact evaluation. It is expected that this workstream will consist of 15-20 research grants of up to £250,000 to be awarded in two rounds.
- Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research (IMMANA Fellowships): A fellowship programme directed at building a cadre of early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Twenty-four fellowships of one year in duration are expected to be awarded in four rounds.
- Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy: A global research network connecting researchers and research groups, to ensure rapid sharing, development and use of the best approaches emerging from their work and from the Grants and Fellowships proposed in this project. The Academy convenes the Annual ANH Academy Week as well as specific technical and policy working groups.
- Eligible candidates will have completed a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) in any field related to agriculture, nutrition or health research and practice, and are seeking a career in research, education, and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields.
- Eligible candidates should have no more than 3 years of post-PhD experience prior to their proposed Fellowship start date.
- IMMANA Fellowships will aim for equal representation of women and men, and particularly welcome applications from citizens of LMIC countries.
- Applicants must propose to conduct fieldwork or other research under the joint supervision of 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.
- At least one of the two mentors must be physically located in Africa or Asia.
- The two mentors need not have equal roles in the project, but having both be involved should help accelerate research and sharing of ideas between the Fellow’s home and host environments. Selection will give preference to applicants who have research or faculty appointments in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorate anywhere.
How to Apply
Applications are submitted in a two-stage process.
- Stage 1-Concept Notes: Applicants are welcome and encouraged to submit a concept note to confirm eligibility and receive valuable feedback. Concept notes should be submitted as soon as possible, and will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1 February 2017.
- Stage 2-Full Proposals: Applicants must submit a full proposal by 28 February 2017 and selected candidates will be notified no later than 1 May 2017.
For more information, please visit IMMANA Fellowships.