NIH: Fogarty International Center NIH: Fogarty International Center
Advancing Science for Global Health
Advancing Science for Global Health
Home > Programs > Mobile Health (mHealth): Technology and Outcomes in LMICs Print

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (mHealth)

Status: Accepting applications

Announcement(s)

Deadlines

  • Upcoming letter of intent due date (optional, non-binding): August 24, 2020
  • Upcoming application due dates: November 19, 2019; September 24, 2020
  • Upcoming AIDS application due dates: December 3, 2019; December 3, 2020

Eligibility

Program Overview

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries supports exploratory and developmental research to study the development, validation, feasibility and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The overall goals of the program are to catalyze innovation through multidisciplinary research that addresses global health problems, develop an evidence base for the use of mHealth technology to improve clinical and public health outcomes, and strengthen mHealth research capacity in LMICs.

In the context of this program, mHealth includes the use of mobile and wireless devices (cellphones, tablets, etc.) to improve health outcomes, health care services and health research. The developed or adapted mHealth technology can include external hardware or software components for mobile or wireless devices. New or emerging technology, platforms, systems or analytics should be incorporated.

The current funding opportunity announcement provides support for up to two years (R21 phase) for technology development and feasibility studies, followed by a possible transition to expanded research support (R33 phase) for validation, larger-scale feasibility, and effectiveness studies. Transition to the R33 depends on the completion of applicant-defined milestones, as well as program priorities and the availability of funds. All applicants must address both the R21 and R33 phases.

Of highest interest are innovative, well-designed multidisciplinary projects that aim to generate generalizable knowledge for the field. See the full program announcement for details on the specific research interests of the participating NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices.

Recent Awards

View a list of mHealth grant awards by institution.

Inquiries

Programmatic Issues

Laura K. Povlich, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Phone: 301-827-2227
Fax: 301-402-0779
Email: laura.povlich@nih.gov

Grants Management

Mollie Shea
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
Email: Mollie.Shea@nih.gov

Partners

The announcements related to this program are issued by Fogarty in collaboration with the following NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices.

Archives

Last Updated: 11/15/2019 2:32 PM