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:
- 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?
You will receive acknowledgment of your application within two working days of submission.
For more information please visit the official website