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Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Health Professionals

Funding opportunities listed below provide support to a variety of health professionals.

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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
Afya Bora ConsortiumAfya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health LeadershipPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
The 1-year Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership trains US and African medical, nursing and health professionals to design, manage, evaluate large health programs in Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Tanzania and Cameroon.
Age UKResearch FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research. The Research into Ageing Fund supports research to improve the health and wellbeing of older people through a response-mode competitive peer-reviewed system.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (American Friends)Humboldt Foundation Fellowships and AwardsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
American Friends of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation promotes networking, exchange and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists and other professionals in the United States and Germany. Most of the fellowships and grants are open to all nationalities.
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 Association of University Women (AAUW)Educational Funding and AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional, Travel
AAUW advances educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Domestic and international fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.
American Cancer SocietyInternational ProgramsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals.
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.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public HealthASPPH Fellowships and InternshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
ASPPH fellowship and internship programs offer opportunities for current masters and doctoral level students and recent graduates to round out academic training and gain hands-on public health experience while continuing to develop professional skills and expertise in public health. On-site mentoring from public health professionals provides valuable career guidance and networking opportunities.
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.
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.
Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)HIVCorps Fellowship ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
Fellowship program is designed to provide logistical support for our various HIV-related service projects,to provide students and early career public health professionals with the opportunity to work in developing world settings, and to foster collaborations between the American and Zambian volunteers.
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.

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.

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)EMBO FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
EMBO Fellowships fund and support young scientists in their pursuit of both pre- and post-doctoral research. A core EMBO programme since the 1960’s, thousands of scientists have benefited from international exchange.
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.

Humphrey Fellowship ProgramHumphrey Fellowship ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
The Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange activity primarily funded through the U.S. Department of State, brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the U.S. Fellowships are available in public health policy and management, HIV/AIDS policy and prevention, and substance abuse education, treatment and prevention.
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)ISID Research Grants and FellowshipsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
ISID aims to enhance research, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in under-resourced countries. ISID accepts applications for young investigator research grants and multiple fellowship programs.
Jon DeHaan FoundationJon DeHaan Foundation GrantsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional

​The Jon DeHaan Foundation's Grants for Innovation in Cardiac Medicine recognize those who exemplify excellence and whose contributions have had a significant impact on cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation. This includes all academic disciplines and all health-related professions.

Mapi Research TrustCatherine Pouget AwardPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
The Mapi Research Trust facilitates access to information in the fields of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) and Epidemiology. The Catherine Pouget Award supports research contributing to the improvement of the quality of life for the terminally ill. Younger investigators and others are especially encouraged to apply.
Peace Corps, PEPFAR and Global Health Service Corps (GHSC)Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)Health Professional

The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) places nurse and physician educators in Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda for one-year assignments. The program may consider expanding to additional countries and disciplines in future years. These trained health professionals will act as adjunct faculty in medical or nursing schools of the partnering countries and will focus on improving education and building capacity within the health-care systems.

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.
Section on International Child Health (SOICH)International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH)Health Professional
International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) program provides financial and technical support to pediatricians and health workers (such as other physicians, nurses, community health workers, social workers, teachers, etc.) to plan and implement a project or service that improves children's health in developing countries. The program is administered by Section on International Child Health (SOICH), which is committed to improving the health and well-being of the world's children, and provides service, support and counsel to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on international health issues.
Seed Global HealthGlobal Health Service PartnershipHealth Professional

​The Global Health Service Partnership is a public-private collaboration between Seed Global Health, the Peace Corps, and the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program places US health professionals alongside local medical and nursing faculty counterparts to meet the teaching needs identified at each partner institution. Apply as a nurse educator or physician educator.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)STRI Fellowship ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), is a division of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and maintains research facilities for marine and terrestrial research at various locations on the Isthmus of Panama. STRI offers fellowships for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral research in the areas represented by its scientific staff. Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals.
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
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