Three new Recovery Act programs announced

February 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 1

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Three new Recovery Act funding opportunities for global health research were recently announced by the NIH. One will enhance Fogarty's existing Framework program, another will support research involving human subjects and the final is an NIH Director's special initiative.

Fogarty intends to award up to $2.7 million for six to 10 grants under its Framework program, to support U.S. universities and their partners to train postdoctoral investigators to carry out innovative, multidisciplinary team research. The proposals should emphasize hands-on problem solving and collaborative approaches. The projects may require development of new training models and/or new partnerships within or outside the university. Applications are due March 22.

To support human subjects research, Fogarty is inviting applications from U.S. institutional review boards (IRB) for one year of funding for resources and activities in this area. The projects must be conducted in full partnership with a counterpart IRB in a low- to middle-income country and are not to exceed $50,000 in direct costs each. About a dozen grants are expected to be awarded for a total of approximately $650,000. Applications are due March 22.

A special NIH Director's initiative will support funding in five thematic research areas - including global health - for a total of about $80 million. Proposals should have high short-term impact and a great likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health, and health care delivery. Successful applicants will each be awarded $500,000 per year for three years. Submissions are due March 15.

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