IVVN FEMALE FELLOWSHIP AWARDS 2018 Fellowships International 
Status: CLOSED



Women are underrepresented in science, particularly in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), therefore to support the professional development of female scientists, the IVVN will fund fellowships for female post-doctoral researchers working at an LMIC-based research organization (‘Mentee’) to work with a principal investigator (‘Mentor’) in the UK.

Fellowships are 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.


  • Funding is for female, post-doctoral (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;
  • Both the Mentee and Mentor must be members of the IVVN; membership is free and available here;


The IVVN has GBP 100,000 of fellowship funding and expects to fund 2-3 projects.

Funding will cover:

  • salary;
  • travel;
  • accommodation;
  • consumables for the Mentee;
  • 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.

How to Apply?

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 [email protected].

You will receive acknowledgment of your application within two working days of submission.

For more information please visit the official website 



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