About the Program

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) aims to promote vaccine research and development against livestock pathogens that cause diseases significant to low-and-middle income countries (LMICs). The remit of the IVVN includes all species that are of agricultural significance in LMICs including (but not limited to) poultry, aquaculture, ruminants and swine with an emphasis on molecular and cellular biology work relevant to vaccine development. Key aims of the IVVN are to bring together partners from academia, industry and other sectors, and to form partnerships between researchers based in the UK and LMICs. Due to an under-representation of women in science in LMICs, the IVVN will make Fellowships available to address and support the professional development of female post-doctoral researchers from an LMIC country and working at an LMIC-based research organisation. Fellowship applications are welcome from female post-doctoral researchers (‘Mentee’) to work with a principal investigator (‘Mentor’) in the UK. The IVVN expect this Mentee/Mentor relationship to be identified prior to applying for funding, however, the IVVN can try to provide assistance in establishing this relationship if necessary. The IVVN have total of £100,000 of fellowship funding, and expect to be able to support 2-3 fellowships (at 100% FEC). Fellowships are available via competitive application to the Network Management Board (NMB). The parameters on which applications will be judged include:

Funding eligibility

Funding is for 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 organization. A research organization in this context will cover IVVN Members based at academic institutes, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations or industry.

What can be applied for?

Activities supported: all fellowships must be within the scope of the IVVN network and its remit.

Activities not supported: research outside the IVVN objectives and remit; projects from non-members of IVVN; PhD projects; projects from researchers in non-LMIC countries.

Value of grant: The total amount of fellowship funding available is £100,000, and the IVVN expect to support 2-3 fellowships.

LMIC funding: to be considered for the LMIC funding level you must be from an LMIC country and working at a LMIC-based research organization

Application process

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

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

To begin your application, visit the application form IVVN Fellowship Application Form

For more information, visit the official website of the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) Fellowship For Female Scholars in low-and-middle income countries