Thursday, March 10, 2022

Call for Applications: IMMANA Fellowships

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce a new round of one-year Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research, co-funded with UK Aid from the UK government through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through their programme on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) detailed here:

For 2022-2023, IMMANA will award six career development Fellowships to researchers working on agriculture, nutrition and health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with accompanying support for two Mentors working to work with each Fellow. Our focus is the use or validation of innovative methods and metrics to measure impacts of policy or program interventions, including research on the magnitude and mechanisms of change in any aspect of how agricultural product relates to nutritional and health outcomes.

Successful applications will build on the candidate’s previous research, proposing a 12-month workplan on any aspect of the use or validation of new methods, mechanisms and metrics to guide improvements in agriculture and food systems for nutrition and health. Proposals will specify the existing data and methods they will bring to the project, and a realistic timeline for new data collection (if any), analysis and writing needed to complete new scientific manuscripts. Applications will be ranked based on realistic potential for submission of high-impact publications to specified target journals or other scientific outlets within the Fellowship year.

Eligible candidates may come from any country or background, with an earned doctorate in fields related to agriculture, nutrition or health (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar degree), and be building a career in research, education, and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields.

IMMANA Fellowships will aim for equal representation of women and men. We particularly welcome early-career applications and citizens of LMICs as well as individuals with research or faculty appointments in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia. IMMANA Fellowship awards include support for 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, with at least one of the two being physically located in Africa or Asia. Due to delays in funding, there will be no concept note stage for Round 7. Therefore, applicants are required to submit full proposals by Sunday, April 17 2022. In order to evaluate whether your proposal is a good fit for our aims, please use the FAQs and the profiles of former fellows as a guide. IMMANA Fellows must then begin their 12-month projects between the dates of 1 June and 1 December 2022. A link to the full application submission form will be available online at Inquiries and other documentation should be sent by email to

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