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African genetics and nursing funding opportunities released

September / October 2011 | Volume 10, Issue 5

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The NIH has released several funding opportunity announcements for its Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) project, intended to enhance the ability of African scientists to use cutting-edge research approaches to the study of diseases of importance in Africa and around the world. H3Africa is a partnership with The Wellcome Trust, a global charity based in London, and the African Society of Human Genetics.

Fogarty is participating in the trans-NIH initiative that is expected to award about $53 million over the next five years - $37.25 million from the NIH Common Fund and $15.75 million from individual institutes and centers. The Wellcome Trust is contributing $12 million to the effort over a similar time period.

Also, applications are now being accepted for the Global HIV/AIDS Nursing Capacity Building Program, supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Up to $9.5 million over five years will support nursing and midwifery education in at least 12 PEPFAR countries. The Health Resources and Services Administration is coordinating the initiative.

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