International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) Fellowship Awards 2018 for students from Lower & Middle Income Countries (£100,000 funding)

Application Deadline: 28 September, 2018 by 9 a.m

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) aims to promote vaccine research and development against livestock pathogens that cause diseases significant to low-and-middle income countries (LMICs). The remit of the IVVN includes all species that are of agricultural significance in LMICs including (but not limited to) poultry, aquaculture, ruminants and swine with an emphasis on molecular and cellular biology work relevant to vaccine development. Key aims of the IVVN are to bring together partners from academia, industry and other sectors, and to form partnerships between researchers based in the UK and LMICs.

Funding eligibility

  • Applicants: Funding is for female, post-doctoral (or individuals who will have obtained their PhD before the fellowship begins) IVVN members who are from an LMIC country and working at a LMIC-based research organisation. A research organisation in this context will cover IVVN Members based at academic institutes, governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations or industry.

Benefits:

  • The IVVN has £100,000 of fellowship funding, and expects to fund 2-3 projects. Funding will cover salary, travel, accommodation and consumables for the Mentee, and consumables and travel for the Mentor.
  • Importantly, capital will be available to allow the Mentee to continue research at their institute. The IVVN envisage that the fellowships will result in a strong Mentee-Mentor relationship, and will provide the Mentee with access to the necessary facilities and expertise to complete of a piece of work that furthers the career of the Mentee.

What can be applied for:

  • Activities supported: all fellowships must be within the scope of the IVVN network and its remit. Further information on this can be found on our website:- https://www.intvetvaccnet.co.uk
  • Activities not supported: research outside the IVVN objectives and remit; projects from non-members of IVVN; PhD projects; projects from researchers in non-LMIC countries.
  • Value of grant: The total amount of fellowship funding available is £100,000, and the IVVN expect to support 2-3 fellowships.
  • LMIC funding: to be considered for the LMIC funding level you must be from an LMIC country and working at a LMIC-based research organisation.

Application process

  • The application form and associated documents must be submitted via e-mail on the closing date specified on the IVVN website to the Network Manager, Dr Carly Hamilton, at IVVN@roslin.ed.ac.uk.
  • You will receive acknowledgement of your application within two working days of submission.
    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IVVN Fellowship Awards 2018