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IMMANA Fellowships Round 6 Informational Webinar #1 - Shared screen with speaker view
Hallie Perlick
01:36:02
Hello all,
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:36:26
Hello
Hallie Perlick
01:36:27
Welcome to the IMMANA Fellowships informational webinar. Please feel free to introduce yourselves in this chat box!
Julia Matteson
01:36:40
Hi all! Thank you joining us today!
Maryse Umugwaneza, University of Rwanda (Rwanda)
01:36:43
Hello all, I am Maryse Umugwaneza, from the university of Rwanda ( Rwanda)
Abiodun Atoloye
01:36:57
Hello Everyone, I am Abiodun Atoloye from University of Connecticut.
Aleck Kondwakwenda
01:37:13
Hello everyone, joining from South Africa.
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:37:17
I am Dr Sultana Kudrati Khoda, Currently I am working in a charity organisation as a Project Coordinator in UK
Diana Dallmann
01:37:29
Hi, I’m Diana Dallmann. I’m originally from Paraguay. I am a Human Nutrition PhD Candidate at McGill University.
Nikhil SV
01:37:48
Hi everyone. I am Nikhil from Public Health Foundation of India.
Shiferaw Tafesse Gobena
01:37:55
Hello everyone! I am Shiferaw Tafesse Gobena from the International Potato Center, Ethiopia.
Olusegun Fadare
01:37:58
Hello Everyone, I am Olusegun Fadare from University of Reading. I can hear you clearly.
Siyabusa Mkuhlani
01:38:14
Hello. Am Siya a Research fellow from London.
Fiorella Picchioni
01:38:17
Hello everyone. Thanks to the organizers for putting this session together. My name is Fiorella Picchioni, Research Fellow at the National Resources Institute, UK.
Rebecca Jones
01:38:30
Hi, I am Rebecca Jones, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University
Vijaya subramanian
01:38:31
Hi, I am Vijaya from IFMR-KREA University, India
Kudzai Mukumbi
01:38:40
Hello, I'm Kudzai Mukumbi from Africa University.
beyene Ademe
01:39:04
Hello every one.I am Dr. Beyene from Ethiopia-Jimma university[PhD in nutrition, MD]
Mohammed Alhaji
01:39:34
Hi All, my name is Mohammed Alhaji, listening in from Nigeria. I currently lead the Knowledge management, research and training of an NGO in Nigeria, SCIDaR. I hold a PhD in Public Health.
Shruthi Cyriac
01:39:46
Hello, I'm Shruthi Cyriac from Emory University. Finishing up my PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences soon!
Ebenezer Offei Ansah
01:40:29
Hello everyone! I am Ebenezer Offei Ansah, PhD Candidate(ABD) at Michigan State University. Thanks to the organizers for putting this together
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:45:28
Dr Sultana: Is there any Age limit for the applicant ?
Hallie Perlick
01:45:59
Hi Dr. Sultana: no, there is no age limit.
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:47:49
Thanks Hallie Perlick.
Diana Dallmann
01:49:56
Is it enough to have the initial thesis submission done and expected graduation before starting working in this fellowship, or do we have to be graduated at the moment of applying
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:50:42
Dr Sultana: Does it mean the Home Mentor should be from Asian University ?
Hallie Perlick
01:51:28
Hi Diana: candidates must have received their doctorate prior to beginning the Fellowship
Diana Dallmann
01:53:03
Thank you
beyene Ademe
01:53:08
Developing metrics OR validating Metrics seems very general. For instance during my PhD work(graduated last Nov.)I have data which contains some hypothesis to be tested and questions that are still open to be answered with some more samples where I did my research in Ethiopia. How is IMMANA look on this?
Kudzai Mukumbi
01:53:26
My PhD is in Retailing and Masters in Agricultural Economics, while the focus of my work is in Agribusiness and Food Systems. Am I eligible for the fellowship?
Hallie Perlick
01:53:34
https://anh-academy.org/
Hallie Perlick
01:54:07
Dr Sultana: the only requirement is that either the home or host mentor be physically located in Africa or Asia
Gezahegn Alemayehu
01:54:30
Hi! Is that possible to apply if I am in final stage of PhD but not defended my thesis yet but will defend until April 2020 ?
Hallie Perlick
01:54:44
Beyene Ademe: please raise this question during the Q&A section!
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:54:47
Thanks Hallie
Hallie Perlick
01:55:49
Kudzai Mukumbi: we accept applicants who have received their terminal/doctoral degree in any area that is related to agriculture, nutrition, and health. Your application should detail how your academic background will benefit the objectives of your proposed project.
Julia Matteson
01:56:19
Hi Gezahegn - As long as you defend and pass your thesis prior to a start that is between June- December 2021, you are eligible
Gezahegn Alemayehu
01:56:49
Thanks!
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:57:37
Dr Sultana: I am an Agriculturist, MSc Palnt Apthology, MSc Environmental Assessment and Management, PhD Environment.
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
01:59:52
Dr Sultana: Sorry there was a typing mistake :MSc Plant Pathology
Mohammed Alhaji
02:02:24
Does one need to have existing data to apply for this round?
Hallie Perlick
02:04:22
Hi Mohammed Alhaji: existing data is not a requirement, per say, for this Fellowship. As detailed in the Call for Applications, a major output of this Fellowship year is submission of your work to a peer-reviewed journal. Given the 12-month timeframe, Fellows will likely not have time to organize for data collection, collect primary data, analyze it, and prepare it for publication within the timeframe. We advise that existing data be available for this reason.
Anna Msigwa
02:05:14
Hi my name is Anna Msigwa. I am walking on Water management, specifically, I work on efficient use of water in agriculture
Julia Matteson
02:09:50
Thank you all for asking great questions so far! Please note we will also have time for a Q&A after the presentation
Julia Matteson
02:30:54
Email us at immanafellowships@tufts.edu and I will reply ASAP
Alma Baptist
02:34:52
I have query regarding criteria of selection.
William Masters
02:36:22
Alma and others, please feel free to type questions here, or we'll call on you to share the question out loud with the group
Vijaya subramanian
02:36:53
A clarification, is this only an individual fellowship or joint (2 individuals) proposals an option?
William Masters
02:37:17
The Academy aims for clarity and communications here:
William Masters
02:37:18
https://anh-academy.org/
Hallie Perlick
02:37:23
Hi Vijaya: this is an individual Fellowship, supported by 2 mentors
William Masters
02:37:30
I hope you find those online resources useful
Vijaya subramanian
02:37:35
Thanks Hallie
Chemeda Abedeta Garbaba
02:38:20
Thank you!!
Abiodun Atoloye
02:39:03
Does the application require a budget submission?
Chemeda Abedeta Garbaba
02:39:21
Can you share with us the presentation?
Hallie Perlick
02:39:29
Hi Abiodun: Yes, the application does require submission of a budget
Hallie Perlick
02:39:49
Hi Chemeda: yes, we can post the presentation on our website along with this webinar recording.
Chemeda Abedeta Garbaba
02:40:16
Thank you!
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
02:40:31
Is there any template for the budget ?
Abiodun Atoloye
02:40:37
Thanks
Hallie Perlick
02:42:14
Hi Sultana: No, there is no template for the budget. There are many online resources for developing a budget for grant funding, and we expect a relatively simple and high-level budget
Gezahegn Alemayehu
02:42:34
How we get host supervisor ? is there list of supervisors or we need search them form web or elsewhere?
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
02:42:52
Thanks Hallie.
Julia Matteson
02:43:51
Hi Gezahegn - There are no list of host mentors to chose from. Your host mentor will likely be a person from your current university or place of employment.
beyene Ademe
02:47:21
Could my previous PhD Mentor be a host mentor?
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
02:48:52
Is there any time limitation about how much time I have to spent in Home Mentor's country ?
Shruthi Cyriac
02:49:22
I have two potential proposal ideas that may fit well for the IMMANA Fellowship. Can one send multiple (in my case, two) concept notes for review?
Hallie Perlick
02:49:56
Hi Shruthi: yes, we are happy to provide feedback on multiple concept note. We accept only 1 full application from each candidate.
Shruthi Cyriac
02:50:08
Thanks, Hallie!
beyene Ademe
02:50:40
Once again:Developing metrics OR validating Metrics seems very general. For instance during my PhD work(graduated last Nov.)I have data which contains some hypothesis to be tested and questions that are still open to be answered with some more samples from where I did my research in Ethiopia
Diana Dallmann
02:50:52
When talking about “validation” of a measurement it makes me think about quantitative data, or does, for example, face validity also count?
Vijaya subramanian
02:51:02
Is this fellowship aimed at candidates at a particular stage of their careers (starting, mid-career etc.)?
Hallie Perlick
02:52:11
Hi Vijaya: no, there is no particular career stage. We are looking for high impact research and applicants who are well-prepared to have high impact in their area of research or policy work
Hallie Perlick
02:53:33
Hi Diana: "validation" is definitely not limited to quantitative data. We detail how we define "validation" for the purpose of this Fellowship in our Call for Applications. We welcome other types of data (qualitative, mixed methods, etc.) to measure validation of a tool/metric/method
beyene Ademe
02:54:37
I presume the fellowship is not for new data to be collected,but based on what we have to extend valid/feasible metrics.Is that not?
Diana Dallmann
02:54:48
Thank you, Hallie
Hallie Perlick
02:54:50
Hi Beyene: What you have described sounds like it could be a good fit for the scope of this Fellowship, depending on what specific hypotheses are left to be tested.
Hallie Perlick
02:55:29
We do accept some new data collection, but for the reasons described related to timeframe and feasibility, we strongly advise that you have some existing data
beyene Ademe
02:56:12
Tanks Hallie
beyene Ademe
02:57:53
How many manuscripts could/should the fellow expected to produce for publication? One probably?
Hallie Perlick
02:58:21
The expectation is for 1 journal publication, but we would always encourage additional publications!
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
02:58:34
Can it be a joint application 1 mentor from host Institution and 2 mentors from Bangladesh as Home mentors ?
beyene Ademe
02:58:49
Will publication be mandatory?
Hallie Perlick
02:59:29
Hi Sultana: we only have financial capacity to support 2 mentors. It is possible to have 3 mentors, if one of the mentors has agreed not to receive financial compensation
Sultana Kudrati Khoda
03:00:05
Thanks Hallie
Hallie Perlick
03:00:05
Hi Beyene: yes, the primary output of the fellowship is submission of 1 journal publication. We do not expect the article to actually be published, rather submitted for review
beyene Ademe
03:00:11
Do you have reviewers to be consulted before we submit the full proposal in case?
Julia Matteson
03:00:27
Learn more at: https://anh-academy.org/
Hallie Perlick
03:00:29
You are welcome to submit a concept note to receive feedback prior to submitting a full application