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30 October 2019

Call for Applications NOW OPEN: The IMMANA Competitive Research Grants

Competitive Research Grants to Develop and Validate Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions

The IMMANA Competitive Research Grants are aimed at accelerating the development of innovative and interdisciplinary methods, metrics and tools to advance the scientific understanding of the linkages between agriculture and food systems and health and nutrition outcomes, in order to better inform policy and programmatic actions to improve nutrition outcomes in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. So far, 15 research grants of up to £250,000 have been awarded over two rounds (Round 1 and Round 2). There will be two funding rounds (Rounds 3 and 4) for the IMMANA Phase 2 grants. Each IMMANA grant will be a maximum of £250,000 and up to 8 grants are expected to be awarded through a competitive selection process in each round (total of 16). Applications for round 3 grant are now open.

Round 5 IMMANA Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research: NOW OPEN

The first round under Phase 2 of one-year Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research is now open. For 2020-21, IMMANA will award six career development Fellowships to researchers who are validating and applying innovative methods and metrics to measure change and impacts of policy or programme interventions in agriculture, nutrition and health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). For more information about how to apply please visit the IMMANA Fellowships page.

Career development Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships) aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research.

This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. It consists of four annual rounds of 6 Fellowships each year. The application is now open for the fifth round of funding.

In each round, IMMANA will awarded six 12-month post-doctoral Fellowships to emerging leaders who are applying and/or validating new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Fellowship includes a research stipend, a travel allowance, and a honorarium for each of the mentors.

Eligible candidates have completed a doctoral degree in any field related to agriculture, nutrition or health research and practice.

Fellows conduct their research in Africa or Asia 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.

Fellows are selected through a competitive process by the Independent Panel of Experts. The review process is also overseen by the IMMANA Steering Committee, comprised of members from DFID, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UKRI, USAID and CGIAR’s A4NH programme.

Details are available in the Call for Applications.