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Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Institutions

Funding opportunities listed below target institutions, such as universities, research centers and community-based organizations.

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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
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.
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.
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.
Conservation, Food and Health FoundationGrantsInstitutional
The foundation supports research, technical assistance and training projects that improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health; and increase the understanding and treatment of tropical diseases.
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.

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.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)Science Education and Research TrainingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
HHMI's science education grants program spurs innovation in science education for students at the precollege level through advanced training. Programs for fellows and scholars are also available.
Institute of International Education (IIE)Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Institutional

​The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The institution hosts an African-born scholar to work in projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development. Accredited African universities submit a project request to host an African-born scholar.

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)Research GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. ICGEB provides research grants and some fellowship opportunities.
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.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationInternational Programs, Population and Reproductive HealthInstitutional
The Foundation's population and reproductive health grantmaking seeks to reduce maternal death and illness and to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people, with a special focus on Mexico, Nigeria and India.
Medical Research Council, UKMRC UK FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The Medical Research Council UK supports research and training with the aim of maintaining and improving human health. MRC offers a variety of funding opportunities, including many global health opportunities. MRC also offers fellowships and studentships for international students.
Open Society FoundationsGrants, Scholarships & FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships are awarded throughout the year. Applicants can determine their eligibility and view relevant initiatives and application guidelines.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)Grants and ScholarshipsPost-doctoral, Institutional
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), periodically support a variety of grant programs.
Pfizer, Inc.Medical Education GrantsInstitutional
Pfizer seeks to provide grant support for the continuing professional development of healthcare providers in areas aligned with the core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
Research Council of NorwayMedical & Health Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Institutional
The Research Council of Norway seeks to enhance international cooperation in areas that promote higher quality and greater innovation capacity in Norwegian research. The Council offers hundreds of funding opportunities, many in the areas of medicine and health.
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.
Seeding LabsInstrumental Access GrantsInstitutional

​Instrumental Access from Seeding Labs makes affordable, high-quality laboratory equipment available to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. The goal of the program is to equip the teaching and research laboratories of participating departments so that they can participate fully in the global science community. Participants pay a fee that is adjusted to income level of the country.

Third World Academy of the SciencesTWAS GrantsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional
The programmes aim at encouraging the pursuit of scientific excellence in OIC countries by identifying and supporting the best young scientists in these countries; reinforcing and promoting scientific research and strengthening the endogenous capacity in science and technology; and counteracting the brain drain and reducing the exodus of scientific talent from the OIC countries
U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural AffairsOpen Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development.
Virginia Gildersleeve International FundVGIF Grant ProgramInstitutional
VGIF provides small grants to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world in the areas of community development, health and nutritional support, and promoting education in the sciences for girls.
W.K. Kellogg FoundationGrantsInstitutional
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. The Foundation supports progress in ensuring that all children can grow and thrive by having high-quality food, interaction with nature and access to health care.