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Call for Applications: IMMANA Postdoctoral Fellowships on Agriculture, Nutrition and Health
14 November 2014


Postdoctoral Fellowships to develop and apply new analytical tools on agriculture and nutrition in Africa and Asia. The fellowships are part of a larger project on Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA), funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University.

The aim of IMMANA is to accelerate the development of scientific evidence to guide changes in global agriculture to feed the world's population in ways that are both healthy and sustainable. To reach this aim, the project will build a global research network to be known as the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Academy, starting with the postdoctoral fellowships program described below and a separate set of competitive grants for established researchers.

The IMMANA Postdoctoral Fellowships program is led by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. We ask that you please share the call with your networks. The deadline for concept notes is January 10th, 2015.

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships)(led by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University)

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Objective: To accelerate the development of innovative and interdisciplinary methods, metrics and tools to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between agriculture and food systems, health, and nutrition outcomes, and thereby inform policy and programmatic actions in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Funding available: Six one-year postdoctoral research fellowships, in four rounds (2015-2018), with stipends for fellows and two mentors.

Who can apply: Researchers who have completed a doctoral 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 must have received their doctorate within 3 years of their proposed fellowship start date. Applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorate anywhere, but IMMANA strongly encourages applications from female candidates, who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries, particularly those who have research or faculty appointments in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. At least one of the fellowship project’s two mentors must be located in Africa or Asia. Fellowship duration is 12 months and is not renewable.

Deadlines for 2015-16 Fellowships:

  • Submission of concept memos: 10 January 2015
  • Submission of full proposals: 1 March 2015
  • Notification of applicants: 1 May 2015
  • Start dates for fellowships: 1 June - 31 December 2015

More about IMMANA Fellowships
More about IMMANA Grants (closing: 21 November 2014)
More about the IMMANA programme

The IMMANA collaboration is coordinated by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and includes leading experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; SOAS, University of London; and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston (USA).


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