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Fogarty awards $3M to support emerging research leaders in developing countries

September / October 2016 | Volume 15, Number 5

Opportunities for investigators to establish independent global health research careers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are critical to building a robust global health workforce, but mentored research experiences that foster research independence can be difficult to obtain. To ensure that promising scientists have protected time for research, the NIH plans to provide more than $3 million over five years to seven early-career researchers. The inaugural awards made through Fogarty's Emerging Global Leader Award provide support for salary, and for research project and career development activities.

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Photo by David Rochkind for Fogarty

Emerging Global Leader awards will help ensure that
promising scientists in developing countries have protected
time for research.

This program aims to increase the scientific capacity for research at LMIC institutions, and to foster long-term research collaborations with U.S. scientists. Award recipients will work with mentors from their home institutions, and with mentors from U.S. institutions. The sustained period of career development and training will help awardees launch independent research careers, and become competitive for independent and collaborative research with U.S. scientists.

Institutes and Offices at NIH partnering with Fogarty on the program include the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).

Support for the current awards comes from Fogarty, NIMH, ORWH and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).

2016 Emerging Global Leaders Awards

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