See Eligibility, Benefits, Judging Criteria, Application Guidelines and Procedure.
The IVVN and the Canadian government’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are funding a fellowship programme for women postdoctoral researchers from low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) which will support their career progression in veterinary vaccinology and accelerate the development of vaccines for livestock and zoonotic diseases.
Fellowships are available for a duration of
9-11 months. The programme will provide an opportunity for the
researchers to establish a Mentee/Mentor relationship, which supports
the Mentee’s professional development and enables the Mentee to work on a
defined piece of research to advance veterinary vaccine development.
to 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. Network membership is free and you can apply here.
should not exceed five years in active postdoctoral research employment
prior to the date of the announcement of the grant award. Duration of
career breaks for caring duties and maternity and adoption leave will be
taken into account when calculating the length of postdoctoral research
applicants will receive up to £50,000 to work on projects that address
key bottlenecks to developing vaccines against animal diseases.
- They will be supported by an international mentor, as well as a local mentor at their own institute.
The parameters on which applications will be judged include:
relevance of the scientific challenge being addressed; the primary
criteria is that a key bottleneck to vaccine development is being
- The significance of the potential outcome of the
project; considered in terms of direct applications and/or as a
transferable model to other veterinary species or human vaccinology.
- Feasibility of project; likelihood that the stated objectives of the proposals will be achieved.
on Mentee-Mentor interaction to conduct the project; demonstration that
the interaction between the Mentee and Mentor will provide
complementary expertise to surmount challenges that the Mentee working
in isolation cannot.
- Innovation; how using the Mentee-Mentor
interaction is allowing novel approaches to dealing with the identified
challenge to be formulated.
- Opportunities for securing
subsequent funding; the potential output of the project must be
sufficient to permit subsequent eligible funding submissions to be made.
of fellowship on the career development of the Mentee; the result of
the project and MenteeMentor relationship must have a positive effect on
the career development of the Mentee.
How to Apply
are invited to submit a letter of intent to define the scope of the
project and the Mentee/Mentor(s) partnership. If this partnership is not
already identified then the letter of intent should be submitted to
request assistance with finding a potential Mentor.
Letters of intent should be submitted to the IVVN at IVVN@roslin.ed.ac.uk by 9am on April 9, 2022.
Please ensure you have read the IVVN Fellowship Guidance Notes for details of eligibility and further information about the fellowship programme before submitting the letter of intent.
9th April, 2022.