Scholars from developing countries are been invited to apply for the Agriculture and Nutrition Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships For Developing Countries 2018, only applicants that have complied with the eligibility criteria will be considered for this program.
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).
Value of Scholarship: During the 12 month period, Fellows will receive the following financial support:
- A fixed stipend of £34,000 paid in quarterly instalments against satisfactory completion of programme milestones.
- A research allowance of £7,500 to cover travel and other fieldwork expenses, also paid as lump sums for achievement of programme milestones.
- An honorarium of £1,750 to each of the mentors paid in two instalments at mid-term and end of the year, on submission of a satisfactory mentorship report.
Eligible Countries: 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.
How to Apply: 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.
Applications are submitted in a two-stage process. Applicants are welcome and encouraged to submit a concept note to confirm eligibility and receive feedback. Concept notes are accepted on a rolling basis from 20 September 2017 until 1 February 2018.
Application forms are available online.
Application Deadline: 1st February 2018