The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce the fourth and last round of Post-doctoral Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research.
The fellowships are funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) through their program on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA). For 2018-19, IMMANA will award five 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 programs 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 three 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 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.
IMMANA will hold two webinars to highlight research from Round 2 Fellows and to provide more information on applying for Round 4. The first will take place 16 November from 9-11AM EST, and the second will take place in mid-December. Registration for the webinars is free and attendance is highly encouraged for prospective applicants and those interested in agriculture and nutrition. A recording of the webinar will also be posted to the IMMANA website.
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 2018. Applicants must submit a full proposal by 1 March 2018 and selected candidates will be notified no later than 1 May 2018. IMMANA Fellows must then begin their 12-month projects between the dates of 1 June and 31 December 2018. Both forms are available online at immanafellowships.submittable.com.