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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).

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Organization Name
Fellowship/Grant Program Name
Funding TypesProgram Summary
AcademyHealthAcademyHealth Scholarships and FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty

AcademyHealth works to improve health and the performance of the health system by supporting the production and use of evidence to inform policy and practice. AcademyHealth provides access to information on scholarships and fellowships available through organizations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country, as well as a growing number of opportunities directly through AcademyHealth.

African Academy of Sciences (AAS)African Academy of Sciences Funding OpportunitiesPost-doctoral, Faculty

​The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) recognizes excellence through fellowship and award schemes; provides advisory and think tank functions for shaping Africa’s science, technology and innovation strategies and policies; and implements key science, technology and innovation programmes addressing Africa’s developmental challenges. AAS also coordinates mentorship programs.

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 Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Travel
AACR grants support researchers, domestically and abroad, at every stage of their career, representing a global commitment to understanding, preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. AACR offers research funding, postdoctoral and clinical research fellowships, scientific achievement awards and travel 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 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA)ASTDA Developmental AwardsPost-doctoral, Faculty

​ASTDA is an organization dedicated to the control and study of sexually transmitted diseases. ASTDA Development Awards to encourage new investigators to pursue careers in STD research. The awards are open to PhD or MD investigators at U.S. institutions who have recently achieved faculty rank, and persons who are making the transition from postdoctoral training to faculty-level appointments at U.S. sites.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical OncologyCCF Funding OpportunitiesPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional

​The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF), founded by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), seeks dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment and cures of all types of cancer. CCF offers many funding opportunities for oncologists working in any country, and some opportunities have an international focus, such as the International Development and Education Award, International Innovation Grant and the Long-term International Fellowship.

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)CARTA Grants and ScholarshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty

​The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. CARTA offers a variety of grants, fellowships and scholarships.

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 Research and InnovationMarie 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.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthTakemi Program in International HealthPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional

​The Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is an interdisciplinary research program for mid-career professionals from around the world, with particular emphasis on fellows from developing countries. The program focuses on the problems of mobilizing, allocating and maintaining limited resources to improve health. Applications may come from any relevant discipline or profession.

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