Non-NIH Funding Opportunities - Grants and Fellowships

This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NOTE: This replaces the Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences.

Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for:

To add or update your organization's listing, please contact FICInfo@mail.nih.gov.

Organization Name
Fellowship/Grant Program Name
Funding TypesProgram Summary
Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship FundALN Master's degree scholarshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate
The Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) fund is a scholarship fund set up to support African scientists to undertake a Master's degree in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa. The awards will support a candidate to undertake an MSc at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
Afya Bora ConsortiumAfya Bora Fellowship in Global Health LeadershipPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
The 1-year Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership trains US and African health professionals to design, manage, evaluate large health programs in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania.
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)International Scholarship ProgrammePre-doctoral/Graduate
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.
Age UKResearch FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research. The Research into Ageing Fund supports research to improve the health and wellbeing of older people through a response-mode competitive peer-reviewed system.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (American Friends)Humboldt Foundation ProgramsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
American Friends promotes networking, exchange, and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists, and other professionals in the United States and Germany, consistent with the goals of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Most of the fellowships and grants are open to all nationalities.
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems ResearchCall for ProposalsPost-doctoral, Faculty
The Alliance issues calls for proposals on a regular basis. Institutions from low- and middle-income countries are targetted.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)AACR Research FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to grants for independent investigators.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)Scientific Achievement AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
AACR has presented many prizes, awards and lectureships to recognize the scientific achievements of scientists and physicians who collectively have made significant contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.  Many awards include honorariums or grants.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)International Funding Opportunities for Women in STEPost-doctoral, Health Professional, Travel
To increase the participation of women in international scientific research. WISC awards small travel grants to U.S. scientists to plan and design new collaborations with colleagues in Central/Eastern and Western Europe, the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Pacific, and Asia. These activities are expected to lead to full research proposals.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)AAAS FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. AAAS offers Science and Technology Policy Fellowships, as well as many other opportunities and resources. Browse information on fellowships by discipline, degree requirements and citizenship requirements, including a collection of fellowships open to non-U.S. citizens.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)Educational Funding and AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional, Travel
AAUW advances educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Domestic and international fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)ABTA Research GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
American Cancer SocietyInternational ProgramsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals.
American Psychological Association (APA)International Programs and AwardsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional, Travel
The American Psychological Association (APA) supports the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge. Its Office of International Affairs selects a number of internationally focused awards, including travel and mentor awards.
American Society for MicrobiologyFellowship and Career InformationPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
The American Society for Microbiology aims to advance the microbiological sciences. Students, postdoctoral fellows, and early and mid-career scientists are eligible for fellowships to conduct research and participate in activities that encourage professional growth in a new area. Funds may be available for stipends, housing, travel, and ASM membership.
American Society of HematologyASH Career Development AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) promotes research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy related to the causes and treatments of blood disorders. ASH offers many career development awards for a variety of experience levels.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneAwards and FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Travel
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis AssociationInvestigator-Initiated Research Grant ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
The ALS Association Research Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), offering investigators awards in many categories.
Arthritis FoundationFunding OpportunitiesPost-doctoral, Faculty
Arthritis Foundation Research Program seeks to maximize the impact of its research investment by focusing on Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Arthritis.
Association for Women in MathematicsTravel GrantsPost-doctoral, Travel
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences
Association of Public Health LaboratoriesFellowship and Traineeship ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
Through its fellowship and traineeship programs, APHL prepares students for careers in public health laboratories and supports specialized training for practicing scientists.
Association of Schools of Public HealthASPH Graduate Training Programs: Fellowships & InternshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
In an effort to train the future public health workforce, ASPH provide students and graduates of ASPH member schools with fellowship practice experiences globally, nationally and locally.
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)Scholarships, Australia AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate
The Australia Awards have been established to maximise the benefit to Australia of its extensive scholarship programs, and to support enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours.
Australian Research CouncilNational Competitive Grants Program (NCGP)Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).  The program comprises two main elements - Discovery and Linkage - under which the ARC funds a range of complementary schemes to support researchers at different stages of their careers, build Australia’s research capability, expand and enhance research networks and collaborations, and develop centres of research excellence.
Baxter International FoundationGrants ProgramFaculty, Health Professional
The Baxter International Foundation's primary focus is increasing access to healthcare worldwide. Recent grants support access to dental care, mental health, and other healthcare services for children, the uninsured, veterans, and the elderly.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)International FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral

BBSRC aims to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the biosciences, and that academic research, industrial R&D and the UK economy benefit from the increasing scientific activity across the globe.  BBSRC promotes international links at the policy level and between researchers. Offers a variety of international research and collaboration awards. 

Bioversity InternationalFellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
Bioversity International collaborates with students (MSc and PhD) and working professionals from developed and developing countries to carry out thesis or other research that contributes to our mission to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain global food and nutrition security.
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Foundation for Basic Research in MedicinePhD Fellowships, MD Fellowships and Travel GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Travel
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds is a public foundation - an independent, not-for-profit institution for the exclusive and direct promotion of basic research in biomedicine. It supports researchers and projects aimed to experimentally elucidate basic phenomena of human life and pays particular attention to the promotion of junior scientists.
Brocher FoundationBrocher Foundation ResidenciesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty

Brocher Foundation Residencies give researchers (PhD students to Professors) the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre in Switzerland on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. A researcher can apply with one or two other researchers to work on a collaborative project together.

Burroughs Wellcome FundGrant ProgramsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional, Travel
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's grantmaking strategies are to support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and to make grants in areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but currently undervalued and underfunded. Within this overall strategy, BWF makes grants within six focus areas: Biomedical Sciences; Infectious Disease; Interfaces in Science; Population and Laboratory Based Sciences; Reproductive Sciences; and Science Education.
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