Immana Fellowships Emerging Leaders Research | UK

IMMANA (Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions) is a program run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which aims to create emerging leaders in nutrition, agriculture and health research.

IMMANA research grants aim to stimulate the development of interdisciplinary and innovative methods, metric tools to advance scientific understanding of the relationship between agriculture, food system, nutrition and health outcomes to help make policy decisions that improve nutrition outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.


Award Value:

For IMMANA Phase 2 grants there will be two rounds of funding. Up to 16 grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process, 8 grants for each round and each grant will be a maximum of £250,000.



Applicants need to be able to lead research with international standards of excellence on the proposed topics.
The proposed topics are intended to generate innovative and high quality methods, tools and metrics that can be applied in the medium to short term to improve the contribution of agriculture and the food system to nutrition and health in low and middle income countries.
Research and institutions from both developed and lower-middle income countries are eligible.

How to Apply:

All applications will be subject to evaluation by the IMMANA management team and the Chair of the Independent Panel of Experts based on the following criteria.

  • Innovation
  • Originality and scientific excellence
  • Collaborative approaches
  • Relevance for improvement
  • Translational value

Those that meet these criteria and are selected will then be invited to submit a full proposal that will be subject to the same criteria. The Independent Expert Panel will evaluate the full proposals and peer review reports and recommend applications for funding.


  • December 31, 2020.


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