NIAID funding and training for foreign scientists and institutions

July / August 2011 | Volume 10, Issue 4

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funds biomedical research through various mechanisms such as grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. The following resources may be helpful to foreign scientists and institutions interested in receiving funding or training from NIAID.

Funding from NIAID | Training from NIAID | Other NIH Resources

Funding Resources from NIAID

  • NIAID International Applications - Portal for international investigators who are seeking funding or are funded by NIAID
  • Some NIAID programs of interest to foreign investigators:
    • NIAID funds up to 10 International Research in Infectious Diseases including AIDS (IRIDA) grants each year to encourage the development of scientific expertise and research infrastructure and to increase collaborative research partnerships at NIAID-funded international sites.
      > View IRIDA announcement
    • NIAID often uses Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) to facilitate the development of specific technologies or projects that originate in NIAID laboratories.
      > View the CRADA website
    • The International Clinical Sciences Support Center (ICSSC) provides support to clinical investigators funded by the NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases whose work focuses on treatment, prevention, and control of infectious diseases in developing countries.
      > View the ICIS website

Training Resources from NIAID

    Training in NIAID Labs

    NIAID offers clinical and laboratory research training programs for students and postdoctoral fellows. Programs include accredited medical fellowship training in allergy and immunology and in infectious diseases.

    NIAID also offers opportunities for Guest and Volunteer researchers.

    NIH Visiting Program

    The NIH Visiting Program provides opportunities for foreign postdoctoral scientists to train and conduct collaborative research. Both Visiting Fellows (who receive awards for research training), and Visiting Scientists (who receive appointments to conduct research) hosted by NIAID receive a salary or stipend according to their particular appointment.

Other NIH Resources

This article was adapted from pages 18 through 20 of the NIAID Global Research: Improving Health in a Changing World [PDF 7M, 24 pages].

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