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Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Funding opportunities listed below for faculty researchers target established researchers, typically those with faculty positions at academic or research institutes.

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This directory 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).

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

Organization Name
Fellowship/Grant Program Name
Funding TypesProgram Summary
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Cancer Research InstituteCancer Research ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The Cancer Research Institute funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.  As of 2011, some programs may be restricted or on hold.  Please check information about the various programs.
Cancer Research UKFunding ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional, Travel
Cancer Research UK funds individual biomedical scientists, clinical researchers and research leaders. They also support research through our multiple centres of excellence in cancer across the UK, via our core institutes, and through involvement in partnerships and networks in the UK and internationally. Search a large collection of types of funding.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Public Health Training FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
CDC is looking for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs, including Student Internships and Fellowships; Career Training Fellowships; and Post-doctoral Research Fellowships.
Cochrane CollaborationAwards, Scholarships and Funding InitiativesFaculty, Health Professional
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of dedicated people from over 100 countries that work together to help health care providers, policy makers, patients, their advocates and caregivers, make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews. A number of awards, prizes, fellowships and scholarships are available to contributors.
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC)Commonwealth ScholarshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), established in 1959, and supports around 700 awards annually.
Council for International Exchange of ScholarsFulbright ProgramsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

CRDF GlobalNewton's List: A Gateway to International Research CollaborationPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton’s List is a a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields. Search opportunities by discipline or eligibility.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation,DFG)DFG Funding Programs for Early-Career ResearchersPost-doctoral, Faculty
The DFG, the largest independent research funding organization in Germany, promotes the advancement of science and the humanities by funding research projects, research centers and networks, and facilitating cooperation among researchers. DFG supports a number of grants and fellowships for persons of any nationality who are currently engaged in, or intend to undertake, research work in Germany.
Doris Duke Charitable FoundationMedical Research ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Medical Research Program supports the prevention, treatment and cure of human disease through support for the clinical research career ladder, and the advancement of innovations in clinical research.
Earthwatch InstituteSupporting Science for a Sustainable Future: Grants for ScientistsFaculty
Earthwatch Institute supports scholarly research worldwide in the biological, physical, social, and cultural sciences through a variety of grants.
European Commission Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)Marie Curie Actions Research Fellowship ProgrammePre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
Marie Curie Actions fellowships for researchers, supported by the European Commission, are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. Opportunities are available for early stage and experienced researchers
Fight for SightFight for Sight GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
Fight for Sight was founded in 1946 by Mildred Weisenfeld, a young woman with retinitis pigmentosa, to encourage and fund research in ophthalmology, vision and related sciences. The goal of the Fight for Sight research program is to provide initial funding and support for beginning investigators interested in detection, understanding, prevention, treatment and cures of visual disorders especially those diseases leading to impaired sight or blindness.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)Scholarships and Grants for International Students and ScholarsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities for individuals and institutions in higher education.
Grand Challenges in Global HealthGrant OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional
The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative fosters scientific and technological innovation to solve key health problems in the developing world. Review a collection of current grant opportunities, including information about Grand Challenges Explorations.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)Science Education and Research TrainingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
HHMI's science education grants program spurs innovation in science education for students at the precollege level through advanced training. Programs for fellows and scholars are also available.
International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)Research GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. ICGEB provides research grants and some fellowship opportunities.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)Funding ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional
IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. Support is available through grants to developing-country researchers and through fellowships and awards.
International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)GrantsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
ISID aims to enhance research, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in low resource countries. The Society's programs emphasize the transfer of information and appropriate technology through training and education of health care professionals. ISID funds young investigator research grant and fellowship programs all of which are awarded by application.
Medical Research Council, UKMRC UK FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The Medical Research Council UK supports research and training with the aim of maintaining and improving human health. MRC offers a variety of funding opportunities, including many global health opportunities. MRC also offers fellowships and studentships for international students.
Open Society FoundationsGrants, Scholarships & FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships are awarded throughout the year. Applicants can determine their eligibility and view relevant initiatives and application guidelines.
Pasteur FoundationPasteur Foundation ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional

The mission of the Pasteur Foundation is to help the Institut Pasteur in its work by funding specific projects, promoting scientific exchanges with researchers and by raising funds for the advancement of science.  Opportunities include Postdoctoral Fellowships, Undergraduate Internships and Visiting Scholars.

Pfizer Medical & Academic PartnershipsPfizer FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
Through Medical & Academic Partnerships, Pfizer is pleased to support the career development and promotion of talented junior physician-scientists or researchers through their Fellowship programs. These nationally competitive awards support talented postdoctoral researchers early in their careers.
Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research NetworkFunding ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
The Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network is an international network of researchers in developing countries who have the expertise, resources and reputation to participate in and contribute to national and international debates on economic policies related to poverty. Call for proposals remain postponed, please register on the PEP site for automatic notification for when the call is launched.
Prevent Cancer FoundationGrants and FellowshipsPost-doctoral, Faculty
The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 400 early-career scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates potential for impact on cancer prevention. The Foundation defines cancer prevention as the “reduction of cancer incidence through research, education and early detection.”
Royal SocietyGrant ProgramsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
The Royal Society runs a number of funding schemes which are designed to enhance the UK science base and foster collaboration between UK-based and overseas scientists. Please note that the Royal Society is unable to provide funding for Masters or PhD students.
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneGrant AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene promotes and advances the study, control and prevention of disease in humans and other animals in the tropics, and awards a number of medals in recognition of excellence in tropical medicine and global health every year.
Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for DevelopmentSaving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for DevelopmentPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional
USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the Government of Norway, and the World Bank have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. The partnership seeks groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings around the time of delivery.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)SSRC Fellowships and GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
The Council has a mission to lead innovation in the social sciences, build interdisciplinary and international networks, mobilize knowledge on important public issues, and educate and train the next generation of social science researchers
TDR - World Health OrganizationGrants and other fundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
TDR funds research projects in diseases of poverty, including infectious diseases, and the culture and environment that contribute to them. TDR also supports the development of individuals and institutions in the countries where these diseases are prevalent. Opportunities include postdoctoral research and training grants, postgraduate training grants in implementation research, regional small grants, short-term impact grants, and career development fellowships
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationAwards ProgramsPost-doctoral, Faculty
The Foundation offers four programs aimed at encouraging and advancing the work of early career cancer researchers with high promise.  Each program is designed to address a need or fill a gap in cancer research funding.
Third World Academy of the SciencesTWAS GrantsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional
The programmes aim at encouraging the pursuit of scientific excellence in OIC countries by identifying and supporting the best young scientists in these countries; reinforcing and promoting scientific research and strengthening the endogenous capacity in science and technology; and counteracting the brain drain and reducing the exodus of scientific talent from the OIC countries
U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural AffairsOpen Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development.
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)Global Education and Training Initiative (GETI) FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a membership organization helping the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer. UICC's Global Education and Training Initiative (GETI) fellowships provide opportunities for professional development for cancer investigators, clinicians, nurses and cancer society staff and volunteers.