International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) Program Evaluation

Fogarty conducted an evaluation of the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA). Since 1999, the program has supported qualified advanced postdoctoral research scientists and recently-appointed junior faculty to prepare for independent research careers in global health. The evaluation was guided by the Fogarty Framework for Program Assessment.

The report concludes that the program has successfully developed a cadre of productive, independent global health researchers, as measured by the findings they've published, the careers and collaborations they've established, and the subsequent funding they've secured. Grantees have worked in 33 countries across six world regions in an array of biomedical and behavioral science fields. Alumni have published more than 1,500 peer-reviewed publications in a wide range of biomedical fields.

The IRSDA program has collaborated with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH Office of AIDS Research, and the U.S. Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program.

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Updated August 2017

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