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Emerging global health leaders receive $5M in research support

November / December 2017 | Volume 16, Issue 6

A young researcher works in a lab at Aga Khan University
Photo courtesy of Aga Khan University

Fogarty's Emerging Global Leader Award helps provide
protected time for research activities for early-career research
scientists at LMIC institutions.

Fogarty and its NIH partners plan to provide more than $5 million over five years to support twelve additional early-career researchers through the Emerging Global Leader Award. The program helps academic junior faculty and research scientists working at institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) transition to research independence at their institutions. Throughout the award, the scientists work with LMIC and U.S. mentors, receiving support for research and career development activities and salary.

Researchers supported by the program work across a wide variety of health-related disciplines. This round of awards will support work in Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda to study HIV self-testing, malaria control, epilepsy, neonatal care, and genetic testing for diabetes, as well as other research areas.

The program's broader goals are to ensure a career pathway for promising LMIC scientists, to strengthen the intellectual capacity of global health research at foreign institutions, and to foster long-lasting research collaborations. Through a sustained period of research career development and training, Fogarty aims to launch the global health research careers of awardees so they become competitive for independent and collaborative research support with U.S. scientists.

Support for the current awards comes from Fogarty, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

2017 Emerging Global Leaders Awards

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