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IMMANA Fellowships Round 3 Call for Applications and Upcoming Webinars
Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Postdoctoral fellowships
21 October 2016


We are pleased to announce the third round of IMMANA Fellowships, for which we will award six 12-month Fellowships to early career researchers using, developing, or adapting new methodological approaches in low- and middle-income countries. Recruitment and support for IMMANA Fellowships is led by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, with the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The project is funded by UK Aid, through the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID).

This fall, we will hold two webinars to highlight research from our Round 1 Fellows and to provide more information on applying for Round 3. Those links have details on timing and access. Registration to both webinars is free and we highly encourage prospective applicants and those interested in agriculture and nutrition linkages to join.

Call for Applications: IMMANA Fellowships

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).

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. We anticipate that IMMANA Fellows will bring diverse perspectives to leadership in agriculture, nutrition, and health. IMMANA Fellowships will aim for equal representation of women and men, and we 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.

Applications are submitted in a two-stage process. 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. Applicants must submit a full proposal by 28 February 2017 and selected candidates will be notified no later than 1 May 2017. IMMANA Fellows must then begin their 12-month projects between the dates of 1 June and 31 December 2017. Both forms are available online at http://immanafellowships.submittable.com. Enquiries and other documentation should be sent by email to immanafellowships@tufts.edu.


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