Frequently Asked Questions for the Fogarty Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation

    Following find answers to frequently asked questions for Fogarty's Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation, which is currently closed.

    Answers to FAQs below supplement clarifications included in the NIH Notice, Notice of Change to the Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-12-003 Limited Competition: Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation (D43)" (NOT-TW-13-001), released October 31, 2012. The notice includes clarifications on:

    • Activity code (D43)
    • Number of applications allowed per institution
    • Trainee eligibility
    • Scope of activities to help determine if applicants should use new or renewal applications, including guidance for recipients of one-year pilot Framework Signature Innovations grants (awarded through the Recovery Act)
    • Training programs

    Answers to Supplemental FAQs

    1. Why is the program limited to postdoctoral or terminal degree researchers?

      To contribute fully to an interdisciplinary team, trainees should have a solid knowledge and methodological base in their fields of expertise. Rather than qualifying in their fields, trainees should be exploring a new approach to research, which may later be incorporated as one option in their future research careers.

    2. Can we use a "prize" mechanism or make challenge "grants" from our award?

      No. It is NIH policy that you cannot make a grant from an NIH grant or use grant funds to award prizes.

    3. What does "short term training" mean (Section III. Eligibility Information - part 3 – Additional Information on Eligibility – Trainees) in the FOA?

      Short term training refers to adjunct training that is aimed at a community that is broader than the postdoctoral students in the global health innovation training program. This could include courses or workshops to build additional capacity in global health innovation at the participating institutions, specialty supplemental training for individuals or groups in some aspect of the innovation process, and other purposes. Short term training is considered any training activity that is less than three months.

    Updated December 17, 2012