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IMMANA Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants, 2019

Applications are invited for one year IMMANA postdoctoral fellowships to create a cadre of emerging leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health research. Applicants of any nationality (IMMANA strongly encourages applications from female candidates who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries) can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.

The goal of the program is to accelerate the development of a robust and coherent scientific evidence base which will support effective policy and investments in agriculture for improved nutrition and health.

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Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) is a new research initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and coordinated by LCIRAH.

IMMANA aims to accelerate the development of a robust scientific evidence base needed to guide changes in global agriculture and food systems to feed the world’s population in a way that is both healthy and sustainable.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking postdoctoral research program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for Agriculture, Nutrition and Health research. The researchers will develop and adopt innovative methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programs in LMICs.

Award: Fellows will be provided with a stipend of £34,000 (approximately $52,000) for the 12-month period, plus a research allowance of £7,500 to cover local travel and other research expenses (such as translation, hardware, software supplies, etc.), as well as participation in IMMANA Academy conferences, training, and workshops. All payments will be made in as lump sums against completion of program milestones. Fellows are then responsible for arranging and paying all of their travel and other expenses during the project period.

The award can be taken in LMIC countries (at least one of the two mentors must be physically located in Africa or Asia.)

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :

Eligible applicants will have completed a doctorate (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) in any field related to agriculture, nutrition and health within three years of the proposed Fellowship start date, and be seeking a career in research, education and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields. IMMANA strongly encourages applications from female candidates who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries. 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.

Nationality: Applicants of any nationality (IMMANA strongly encourages applications from female candidates who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries) can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Eligible applicants will have completed a doctorate (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) in any field related to agriculture, nutrition and health within three years of the proposed Fellowship start date, and be seeking a career in research, education and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Postdoctoral Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Round 4 is coming soon.

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