Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training (NCD-Lifespan)

Status: Accepting applications



  • ​Letter of intent deadlines: ​30 days prior to the application due date
  • Upcoming application deadlines:      
    D43: November 12, 2019; November 13, 2020


Notice of Change in Country Eligibility for Fogarty International Training Grants (NOT-TW-12-011) beginning with receipt dates after January 1, 2013.

Program Overview

The Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award program supports collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), defined by the World Bank classification system. This institutional research training program aims to sustainably strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, noncommunicable diseases and disorders, with the ultimate goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.

Examples of the noncommunicable diseases addressed by the program include, but are not limited to: cancer, cardio- and cerebrovascular disease and stroke, chronic lung disease, diabetes, mental illness, neurological, substance abuse, and developmental disorders. Research training is encouraged that emphasizes lifecycle studies and early life determinants of chronic diseases (including genetic, epigenetic, environmental and lifestyle factors), co-morbid conditions, and common risk factors and interventions relevant to multiple conditions and their prevention.

The NCD-Lifespan program consolidates the Noncommunicable Chronic Diseases Research Training Program (see the link to the expired announcement in the Archives below), International Clinical, Operational and Health Services Research and Training Award (ICOHRTA) and Global Research Training in Population Health (POP).

Recent Awards

View a full list of NCD Lifespan Awards.

Frequently Asked Questions


Programmatic Inquiries

Kathleen Michels, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
Fax: (301) 402-0779

Grants Management

Satabdi Raychowdhury
Grants Management Specialist
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: 301-496-9750
Fax: 301-594-1211


Current and former grantees, collaborators and trainees can subscribe to receive email updates and information about Fogarty's NCD Lifespan and related programs.

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Last Updated: 3/19/2019 3:06 PM