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The Fogarty International Center, a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), funds research and research training to build sustainable research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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The Fogarty International Center (FIC) does NOT:

  • Accept unsolicited grant applications,
  • Provide grants specifically for foreign travel to meetings or conferences, or
  • Provide training grants directly to students; we do provide training grants to institutions who select trainees.

If interested in these types of training grants, please see the Non-NIH Funding Opportunities Directory for information about other agencies and organizations that may meet your needs.

Grants Information | How to Apply | FAQs

NIH Grants Information

  • Information for New Grantee Organizations: Welcome page created by the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER).
  • Grants Policy Statement: The technical handbook for grants at NIH. (Revised December 2021)
  • Glossary of Commonly Used Terms: Also includes acronyms and abbreviations used throughout NIH.
  • Podcast: All About Grants: Conversations with NIH staff members designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others interested in grant topics. In .mp3 format and updated monthly.
  • Video: NIH Grant Review Process: Produced by the Center for Scientific Review (CSR), these videos, NIH Peer Review Revealed , and NIH Tips for Applicants and What Happens to Your NIH Grant Application, give grantees an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.

How to Apply

  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: All Fogarty grants are in response to program announcements posted on Grants.gov, and are searchable using the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. To find program announcements, search using keywords from your proposed research. (View information about Fogarty Programs.) At this time, Fogarty International Center does not accept unsolicited grant applications.
  • NIH ASSIST (Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking), a system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through Grants.gov to NIH, is available to streamline and simplify training and career development applications.
  • Electronic Grant Application (SF424) Information: If your Funding Opportunity Announcement requires electronic submission, then use SF424 resources.
  • Paper Grant Application (PHS 398) Information: If your Funding Opportunity Announcement does not require electronic submission, then use PHS 398 resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Human Subjects Research

Find useful information about proposing and conducting NIH extramural research involving human subjects, including policies, regulations, training and resources. 

For Current Grantees

View information on how to Manage an Existing Grant.


Inquiries are encouraged. The opportunity to clarify any comments, issues, or questions is welcome. If you have any Fogarty-specific questions, please call our main line at 301-496-1653.

Updated January 12, 2022