New awards provide mentored career development for promising global health researchers

January 31, 2017

Through researchers work in a lab in Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda
Photo by Richard Lord for Fogarty/NIH

Fogarty's International Research Scientist Development
Award helps establish global health careers for promising
early-career researchers from the U.S.

Establishing an independent international research career is challenging. Those just starting out often balance many responsibilities, yet they need prolonged experience in the field, time and resources to establish sustained partnerships, and access to mentors. The most recent awards through Fogarty's International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) commit up to $4.1 million over five years to empower six promising early-career researchers to carve out time for research, conduct career development activities, receive support from mentors, and build relationships with potential collaborators.

Since 1999, IRSDA's K01 awards have supported early-career U.S. researchers from across health-related disciplines. Grantees spend at least half their time conducting research at institutions based in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC). The companion Fogarty program, the Emerging Global Leader Award, offers similar support for LMIC scientists.

IRSDA is just one of many NIH Research Career Development Awards that provide individual and institutional opportunities to postdoctoral, early-career and mid-career scientists.

The most recent IRSDA recipients, listed below, will study topics including malaria, sickle cell disease, HIV, zoonotic viruses and breast and cervical cancers at institutions in South Asia and throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

2016 International Research Scientist Development Awards

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