International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)

Status: Closed

Announcement(s)

Deadlines

  • Upcoming deadlines: March 2, 2016; March 2, 2017; March 7, 2018

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who hold a research or health-professional doctoral degree and have at least two years of research experience beyond receipt of their doctoral degree.
  • Individuals who are have already received independent research funding are not eligible for the IRSDA.
  • Candidates are required to have both U.S. and LMIC primary mentors.
  • Candidates are required to spend a minimum of 50 percent of the total project period physically in-country conducting research at the LMIC institution.
  • Applicants should demonstrate that they are committed to an independent research career in global health, and justify the need for three to five years of mentored research experience in order to become an independent research scientist.
  • View full eligibility details in the program announcement and refer to the FAQs.

Program Overview

The International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) provides support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral (at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) U.S. research scientists for an intensive, mentored research career development experience leading to an independent research career focused on global health. 

The experience will be in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) as defined by the World Bank. Low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries are included. 

Applications are invited from early career investigators from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is related to the health priorities of the LMIC.

Recent Awards

View a full list of IRSDA grant awards by institution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA).

Inquiries

Programmatic Inquiries:

Christine Jessup, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Phone: 301-496-1653
Fax: 301-402-0779
Email (preferred): Christine.Jessup@nih.gov

Programmatic inquiries - former participants in Fogarty's Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars:

Myat Htoo Razak, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31 Room B2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
FAX: (301) 402-0779
Email (preferred): MyatHtoo.Razak@nih.gov

Grants Management:

Mollie Shea
Grants Management Specialist
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: 301-496-9750
Fax: 301-594-1211
Email: Mollie.Shea@nih.gov

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