IVVN Female Fellowship Awards for Students from Lower and Middle Income Countries in UK, 2018

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United Kingdom
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IVVN Female Fellowship award will fund female postdoctoral researchers working at an LMIC-based research organization (‘Mentee’) to work with a principal investigator (‘Mentor’) in the UK. Animal diseases have significant impacts on societies in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), through reduced animal health, impaired welfare, reduced livestock productivity and public health.

 Vaccines offer the most sustainable route to control and prevent many of the most devastating diseases of livestock. The Network provides the opportunity to establish multi-partnered, international collaborations that bring together the diverse skills that can accelerate the development of vaccines.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Level of Study: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral research programme.

Study Subject: IVVN Female Fellowship is available to carry out a defined piece of work that addresses a key bottleneck preventing the development of vaccines for livestock and zoonotic diseases of importance in LMICs.

Scholarship Award: The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network-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.

Nationality: This fellowship is available to students from low-and-middle income countries.

Number of Scholarships: 2-3 fellowships are available.

 

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Funding is for female, postdoctoral (or individuals who will have obtained their Ph.D. before the fellowship begins) IVVN members who are from an LMIC country and working at an LMIC- based research organization. A research organization in this context will cover IVVN Members based at academic institutes, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations or industry.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

 

How to apply: Please read the IVVN Fellowship Guidance, and complete the IVVN Fellowship Application Form. Completed applications and associated documents should be sent to the IVVN Network Manager Dr. Carly Hamilton at IVVN@roslin.ed.ac.uk

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Applications Deadline: September 28, 2018

 

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