The USAID-supported Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab (JNIL) at Tufts University, in coordination with the JNIL Technical Advisory Committee and Mindset, a Jordan-based research firm, is pleased to announce 9-month Fellowships each totaling $5,000 USD (3544 JD) to be awarded to four emerging Jordanian scholars in the maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) field.

JNIL pursues research to generate evidence on the potential for large maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and reproductive health programs, such as the USAID Community Health and Nutrition Program (CHN), to improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant and lactating women and their children in Jordan. JNIL also aims to build academic capacity to support research on optimal health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under the age of two. For more information on JNIL, visit our page here.

For 2023, JNIL will award four fellowships to Jordanian faculty, researchers, policy specialists, technical officers in government and local non-governmental organization, and/or graduate students conducting their master’s or PhD research to support optimal infant, young child, and maternal nutrition and health.  

Applicants will be selected in a two-stage process. Applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to confirm eligibility to submit the full proposal. The deadline for submission of LOIs is February 2, 2023. 

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