31 December 2019


United Kingdom

(Paid Opportunity)


Postdoctoral fellowships on innovative methods and metrics for agriculture and nutrition actions (IMMANA fellowships)

IMMANA Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health research. This workstream of the IMMANA programme will consist of four annual rounds of six Fellowships each year. The call for applications for IMMANA Fellowships is now open.

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The Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme aims to accelerate the development of a robust and coherent scientific evidence base which will support effective policy and investments in agriculture-food systems for improved nutrition. Following a successful five-year programme, a Phase 2 is being funded by UKaid through the Department for International Development (DFID) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. IMMANA is a partnership between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SOAS University of London, Tufts University and The London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH). The objectives of this second phase of IMMANA are to:

  1.  Stimulate validation and continued development of innovative methodological approaches and novel metrics in agriculture and food systems for improved health and nutrition;
  2. Deepen and expand the pool of emerging leaders skilled in developing and applying cuttingedge methods and metrics;
  3. Convene a global research network – the ANH Academy – to facilitate learning, sharing and new interdisciplinary research collaborations and policy uptake of emerging evidence;
  4. Synthesise and facilitate the uptake of existing data and scientific evidence to inform policies and investments in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Nutrition
  • Health research

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

12 month period.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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
  • be actively engaged in research, education, and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields
  • They are particularly interested in applicants who aim to build careers or already have institutional affiliations in a research institute or university in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, but applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorate anywhere.
  • Applicants must propose to to validation and/or apply a recently-developed methodological approach to agriculture, nutrition and health 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 Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

Six Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive selection process. Each Fellowship will be provided for a 12-month period and cannot be renewed. Each Fellowship must also involve two Mentors. During that period, Fellows will receive the following financial support:

  •  A fixed stipend of £40,800 paid in quarterly instalments against satisfactory completion of programme milestones.
  •  A research allowance of £9,000 to cover travel and other fieldwork expenses, also paid as lump sums for achievement of programme milestones.
  •  An honorarium of £2,100 to each of the Mentors paid in two instalments at mid-term and end of the year, on submission of a satisfactory mentorship report.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account

Second Step: Fill the application with required documents:

  • Applicants should also attach a CV or resume, in Word or PDF format.
  • Proposed project abstract (max. 500 words)
  • Research proposal (max. 5,000 words)
  • Three letters of support

Note: You can check ConceptNote Submission Instructions, from Here, page No.11

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This Scholarship Published by:
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