Call for Applications: IMMANA Research Grant

Postdoctoral fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition actions (IMMANA) is led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), brought together and coordinated by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH). The 12-month IMMANA Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research and thereby inform policy and programmatic actions in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

This call will award six (6) non – renewable fellowships for the period of 12-months through a competitive selection process.

It is expected that most of the Fellowships will focus on fieldwork in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to evaluate specific polices and interventions employing innovative methods and metrics.

Strong proposals for any kinds of research on the relationship between agriculture, nutrition and health in developing countries are invited. However, favourable consideration will be given to proposals addressing changing gender roles, climate change, and dietary transition. Projects may address knowledge gaps involving crops, livestock, water or other natural resources affected by agriculture, and cover nutrients, pathogens and care practices affecting nutrition or any aspect of care, prevention and treatment affecting nutrition and health outcomes.

The fellowship covers the following:

Fixed stipend of £34,000 (approximately $55,000) paid in quarterly installments 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 program milestones.
An honorarium of £1,750 to each of the mentors paid in two installments at mid-term and end of the year, on submission of a satisfactory mentorship report

At the time of applying, applicants should:

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.
Be seeking a career in research, education, and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields.
Have not more than 3 years of post-PHD experience prior to their proposed Fellowship start date.

Application to this fellowship is a two stage process:

Stage 1: Submission of concept memo for confirmation of eligibility via email to immanafellowships@tufts.edu latest by January 10, 2015
Stage 2: Submission of a preliminary proposal by January 25, 2015 followed by a full proposal detailing the project to be undertaken.

For more information on the call, please visit the website: http://www.lcirah.ac.uk/immanafellowships.