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Fogarty Extramural Programs

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Fogarty's extramural programs provide funding to perform research and to train researchers in a variety of global health areas. See program pages for status, eligibility, funding announcements and deadlines.

Current Programs

Research and Research Training

Bioethics Training

This grant program supports education and research training to develop ethics expertise in LMICs. The funded programs complement other global health research and research training programs in the mission areas of NIH Institutes and Centers.

Bioinformatics Research Training (H3Africa)

The Global Health Bioinformatics Research Training Program, through the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative, supports bioinformatics research training programs at LMIC institutions in Africa with significant genomics research capacity.

Brain Disorders Research

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research across the Lifespan program supports collaborative research and capacity building projects relevant to LMICs on brain and nervous system disorders throughout life.

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases

Chronic, NCDs & Disorders Across the Lifespan

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training (NCD-Lifespan) supports collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and LMICs.

Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Research

The Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Research program aims to support innovative, collaborative biomedical or behavioral/social science research in the areas of NCDs and injury throughout life in LMICs.

Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa)

DS-I Africa facilitates the development of a robust network of health-related data science partnerships across the African continent and in the U.S., including numerous national health ministries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), corporations and other academic institutions.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

This multi-agency program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, organismal, and social drivers that infuence transmission dynamics for infectious diseases of concern in LMICs. Research focus is on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals and/or plants.

Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth)

This program supports the development of paired consortia, each led by a LMIC institution partnered with a U.S. institution, to plan research training and curriculum development activities that address and inform priority national and regional environmental and occupational health policy issues.

Global Infectious Disease (GID) Research Training

This program addresses research training needs related to infectious diseases that predominantly impact people living in developing countries. The focus is on a major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious disease, neglected tropical disease, infections that frequently occur as a co-infection in HIV infected individuals, or infections associated with noncommunicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs.

Health Professional Education in Africa Programs

The Health Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI) and Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) complement and enhance the training of a workforce to meet the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs in low-resource, high HIV-burden countries in Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The African Association for Health Professions Education and Research program supports an interprofessional leadership and convening organization to network health professional educators and researchers across Africa to jointly develop, disseminate and/or share best practices, innovations, curricula and policy.

HIV Programs

HIV Research Training

Fogarty's HIV Research Training program aims to strengthen human capacity to conduct research on evolving HIV-related epidemics in their countries.

Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in LMICs

Interventions for Stigma Reduction to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle- Income Countries seeks to develop and test interventions to reduce the impact of HIV-associated stigma on the prevention and treatment of HIV infection and/or AIDS, and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV and/or AIDS.

HIV-associated NCD Research at LMIC Institutions

HIV-associated Noncommunicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions aims to build a network of researchers both within and across LMICs.

Mobile Health (mHealth)

This program supports projects studying the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mHealth interventions or tools suited to LMICs. Research focuses on the utility of new or emerging technology, platforms, systems, or analytics.

Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building

This program encourages trans-disciplinary research to address the international tobacco epidemic and to reduce the global burden of morbidity and mortality caused by tobacco use.

Trauma and Injury Research Training

This program aims to strengthen injury and trauma research capacity at academic institutions in LMICs. Areas of study include but are not limited to: childhood injuries; intimate partner, domestic and gender-based violence; policy; prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of trauma and injury; and implementation science.

Career Development for Individuals

African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI)

APTI, a postdoctoral training program for African citizens, is implemented by the African Academy of Sciences in partnership with NIH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Fellows are trained and supported to become scientifc leaders who can advocate for increased research and innovation projects in Africa. Fellows begin the four-year program at an NIH intramural research laboratory where they train for two years before returning to their home institutions in Africa for another two years of research.

Emerging Global Leader Award for LMIC scientists

The Emerging Global Leader Award aims to provide research support and protected time to individual research scientists from LMICs who hold academic junior faculty positions or research scientist appointments at LMIC academic or research institutions.

Fogarty-IeDEA Mentorship Program (FIMP)

FIMP helps current and former Fogarty trainees and regional investigators affliated with the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA). IeDEA is an international research consortium, established in 2006 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. IeDEA houses data on more than two million adults and 200,000 children and teens living with HIV.

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health are offered through a partnership between the Fulbright Program and Fogarty. These awards aim to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.

Global Health Fellows and Scholars/ LAUNCH

Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH) Research Training Program supports predoctoral, postdoctoral and pre-professional trainees from the U.S. and LMICs. Grantees receive one year of mentored global health research training at established biomedical and health research institutions and project sites in LMICs. The program operates through seven U.S. university consortia, which help provide supportive mentorship, research opportunities, and a collaborative research training environment for trainees.

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) for US scientists

An IRSDA provides support and protected time (three to five years) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in an LMIC.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Opportunities

The JSPS program provides postdoctoral extramural fellowships that allow U.S. and permanent resident scientists to conduct cooperative research under host researchers in Japan. Similar intramural fellowships allow Japanese biomedical and behavioral scientists to conduct research at NIH.

Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP)

KBSFP offers fellowship awards to support biomedical and behavioral research projects with potential commercialization by early-stage Korean postdoctoral researchers at NIH laboratories. The program is supported by the Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology of the Korea Ministry of Science and ICT in cooperation with NIH.

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