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Trans-NIH Programs and Collaborations

In an effort to foster global health efforts, the Fogarty International Center collaborates with other components of the National Institutes of Health, as well as with other partners, on a variety of research and training opportunities involving low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet)

The NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet) is a trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency's funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR). OppNet issues a variety of funding opportunities to solicit research applications examining basic mechanisms of behavioral maintenance.

Climate Change

In June of 2010, NIH issued a Notice to Highlight Current NIH Funding Opportunities that Promote Research on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change. Recognizing the need to address climate change, the Trans-NIH Working Group on Climate Change and Health held a workshop to identify research priorities and gaps, to devise methods for enhanced collaboration within the NIH and with other federal agencies in this area, and to review the NIH portfolio of projects directly or indirectly related to climate change. Two of Fogarty's funding opportunities are highlighted, including Ecology of Infectious Disease (R01) and Fogarty International Research Collaboration-Basic Biomedical Research (R03).

Extramural Research Development

The Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Program from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) aims to build capacity in research administration infrastructures at institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Global Alliance of Chronic Diseases

NIH is a participant in the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), a collection of publicly funded research agencies that supports innovative research collaborations to address the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in vulnerable populations.

GACD Type 2 Diabetes Research

GACD member organizations, including NIH, solicited applications on type 2 diabetes with a focus on improving the science around implementation of existing interventions. NIH applications were accepted through the trans-NIH Initiative on Dissemination and Implementation Science for February 2014 due dates.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa)

The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative is a partnership between NIH, the African Society of Human Genetics and Wellcome Trust. Learn more about the NIH and H3Africa, and access information on programs and upcoming funding opportunities from H3Africa.


  • Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR), presented by the International AIDS Society in collaboration with the NIH and the NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), aims to attract international and U.S.-based early stage investigators from outside the field of HIV research to help address key scientific questions in HIV research, including emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, prevention of HIV transmission and research towards a cure.
  • Collaborative HIV/AIDS Studies in the Middle East and North Africa supports collaborations for exploratory and developmental work on HIV/AIDS in the low- and middle-income countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Areas of research may include epidemiologic studies, prevention research from both biomedical and social/behavioral perspectives, studies of social factors affecting the spread of HIV in the region, and research on women and youth. Collaborations involve U.S. investigators from a partnering U.S. organization and one or more research teams in the MENA region. The collaborative efforts help foster the development of HIV-relevant research infrastructure and expertise in the region and have the potential to lead to further research and improvements in public health.
  • The Sub-Saharan African Collaborative HIV and Cancer Consortia, supported by Fogarty and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will promote and facilitate research on HIV and cancer in Africa through collaborative efforts between investigators in the U.S. and investigators in sub-Saharan African countries.
  • The U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research is a collaboration between NIH and the South Africa Medical Research Council (MRC). Funding is available through R01R21 and U01 requests for applications to support TB, HIV/AIDS biomedical and behavioral science, and HIV-related co-morbidities, including malignancies.
    Applications are due April 22, 2014.

Implementation Science

PEER Health

To help end preventable child deaths in developing countries, the USAID and the NIH jointly support Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health grant program.

Rare Diseases

The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortia (RDCRC) for the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (U54) is a cooperative agreement research program to facilitate clinical research in rare diseases. Each Consortia will perform collaborative multi-site clinical research in rare diseases, train new investigators in rare diseases research, and provide content for an internet resource site on rare diseases. Learn more about rare diseases at NIH from the Office of Rare Diseases Research at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Technology Transfer

The NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) Program has training opportunities available to scientists, managers and other qualified personnel with backgrounds in the fields of law, business or life sciences. The program enables candidates to combine their legal, business or life science background with training and experience in the technology transfer field.

Updated March 2014