Monday, October 6, 2014

Call for Applications: Competitive Research Grants to Develop Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions

IMMANA (Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions) is a new five-year research initiative funded by the Department of International Development (DFID). The aim of IMMANA is to develop robust scientific evidence guiding changes in global agriculture to feed the world’s population projected to hit nine billion by 2050 in a way that is both healthy and sustainable.

Objective: To accelerate the development of innovative and interdisciplinary methods, metrics and tools to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between agriculture and food systems, and

health and nutrition outcomes, to better inform policy and programmatic actions in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Funding available: 15-20 research grants of up to £250,000 to be awarded in two rounds.

Who can apply: Researchers and institutions from both developed and low and middle income countries (LMICs).

November 21, 2014- concepts memos
February 20, 2015- full proposals

IMMANA Fellowships for early career researchers will be launching soon.

The IMMANA collaboration is coordinated by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and includes leading experts from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; SOAS, University of London; and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston (USA). 


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