Frequently Asked Questions for Global Health Research and Research Training eCapacity Initiative

    Following find answers to frequently asked questions for applicants to the Global Health Research and Research Training eCapacity Initiative (PAR-13-107), released in February 2013.

    1. Are researchers with grants that were co-funded by Fogarty eligible to apply?

      If the grant received partial funding from Fogarty, then the associated researchers are eligible to apply as long as the qualifying grant is a research, research training or research education grant.

    2. Are researchers with Fogarty grants that use the U2R activity code eligible to apply?

      The U2R activity code is used for research training grants and the associated researchers are eligible to apply.

    3. Does the grant mechanism allow multiple PD/PIs?

      Multiple PIs are allowed. (Note that NIH does not use the term Co-PI.) Applicants who wish to submit a multiple PD/PI application are encouraged to review Multiple Principal Investigators guidelines and important administrative requirements from the NIH Office of Extramural Research.

    4. In a multiple PD/PI application, do all of the PD/PIs need to be connected with the qualifying Fogarty grant?

      For multiple PD/PI applications, only one of the PD/PIs needs to have been a PD/PI or collaborator from the qualifying grant. New personnel can be brought in to expand the expertise of the proposed program, but the application should still leverage the research capacity established by the current or former Fogarty grant.

    5. How do I find out what countries are classified as LMIC?

      For a current listing of LMIC countries, please review World Bank Country Classifications information. The LMIC definition used in the eCapacity PAR includes "low income economies," "lower-middle income economies" and "upper-middle income economies."

    6. How many awards will be issued?

      The total number of awards will depend upon the quality and merit of applications received and is contingent upon availability of funds.

    Updated April 2013