Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN)

Status: Closed



Notice of Change in Country Eligibility for Fogarty International Training Grants (NOT-TW-12-011) beginning with receipt dates after January 1, 2013.

Program Overview

The Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award program will support collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and low-and middle-income countries (LMIC), defined by the World Bank classification system. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to sustainably strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, non-communicable diseases and disorders, with the ultimate goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.

Examples of the non-communicable diseases that could be addressed include, but are not limited to, cancer, cardio- and cerebrovascular disease and stroke, chronic lung disease, diabetes, mental illness, neurological, substance abuse and developmental disorders. Research training is encouraged that emphasizes lifecycle studies and early life determinants of chronic diseases (including genetic, epigenetic, environmental and lifestyle factors), co-morbid conditions and common risk factors and interventions relevant to multiple conditions and their prevention.

Concerning the number of applications, applicant institutions may submit no more than two new, scientifically and regionally distinct and non-overlapping, applications (excluding revised resubmission applications) per receipt date. No more than three scientifically and regionally distinct and non-overlapping competing or non-competing continuation awards will be made to a single U.S. or LMIC institution at any given time. A given U.S. institution may only have one active NCD-LIFESPAN award for collaboration with a given LMIC institution.

Frequently Asked Questions


Kathleen Michels, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
Fax: (301) 402-0779


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Last Updated: 1/9/2015 1:39 PM