IMMANA welcomes Round 3 Fellows

IMMANA is proud to welcome a new cohort of Fellows whose projects have been awarded under Round 3. Round 3 attracted 120 concept notes and 53 full proposals from all over the world. Out of these, five Fellows have been selected.

IMMANA Fellows awarded under Round 3

IMMANA Round 3 Fellows come from a diversity of backgrounds – the group includes a nutritionist, an economist and a historian. Their projects, to be conducted in Africa or Asia over the next 12 months, focus on home gardens, history of pellagra, social networks and dietary diversity, among others.

IMMANA Round 3 Fellows:

Zeweter Abebe, Ethiopia, Ambo University: Impact of home gardening on breastmilk vitamin A composition and child vitamin A intake

Christopher R. Conz, USA, Boston University: (Un)Cultivating the Disease of Maize: a history of pellagra in Lesotho, southern Africa as a metric for rethinking agricultural policy

Aissatou Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso, Michigan State University: Social networks, production of micronutrient-rich foods, and child health outcomes in Burkina Faso

Anjali Rao, India, KEM Hospital Pune: Dietary diversity and its determinants among rural adolescents from Pune, India

Thalia Sparling, US, Heidelberg University: New implementation indicators to measure delivery and uptake of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs

'One of my long-term career goals is to contribute to developing efficient and inclusive development policies for small-scale farmers enacted through evidence-based research. I hope to use my project, which requires the application of innovative methods and metrics, to strengthen my analytical and technical skills. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to share my work with and learn from experienced researchers through the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy, and to pursue my personal and professional goals of improving livelihoods in rural communities.' - said IMMANA Fellow Aissatou Ouedraogo.

About IMMANA Fellowships

Postdoctoral 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 5-6 Fellowships each year.

Round 1 and Round 2 are now closed and Round 3 is in progress. Applications for Round 4 are about to open.
Hear from IMMANA Fellowships Coordinator Zak Gersten about what makes them special.

Previously funded projects

IMMANA has funded 12 Fellowships so far. Round 1 Fellows have completed their work and Round 2 projects are ongoing.

See what previous projects are about:
Round 1 Fellowships
Round 2 Fellowships

Hear directly from IMMANA Fellows:
Round 1 Fellow Mieghan Bruce (Food system dynamics, animal disease and human nutrition in Tanzania) blogs about the end of her IMMANA Fellowship
Round 2 Fellow Semira Mohammed Beyan (Soil nutrients, dietary intake, and nutritional status of children and women in southern Ethiopia) blogs about why soil quality matters.
Round 2 Fellow Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo (Agricultural trade policy, food prices and nutritional disparities in developing countries) talks about her project in a video interview at ANH Academy Week in Kathmandu, Nepal