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International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG)

Status: No plans to recompete at this time



  • Individuals with expertise in any area relevant to the RFA from U.S. institutions of higher education or other U.S. nonprofit institutions are invited to apply.
  • Interdisciplinary teams should be assembled and must include collaborators from institutions in biodiverse LMICs. See the RFA for more information on these partnerships.

Program Overview

NIH and the National Science Foundation (NSF) supported the International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) program to address the interdependence of biodiversity exploration for potential applications in health, with investments in research capacity that support sustainable use of these resources, the knowledge to conserve them, and equitable partnership frameworks among research organizations in the U.S. and low- and middle-income-countries (LMICs), as defined by the World Bank.

The ICBG program supports international, public-private, interdisciplinary research teams in the exploration and discovery of novel compounds and extracts from nature with potential for development as therapeutic agents for multiple disease targets while building research capacity in partnering countries. Currently active grants also include biodiscovery for agricultural, crop protection, and animal health applications as well as bioenergy agents and biofuels, though the most recent funding announcement does not include these areas.

Recent Awards

View current International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) grant awards by institution.


Programmatic Issues

Flora N. Katz, Ph.D.
ICBG Program Officer
Director, Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Phone: (301) 402-9591
Fax: (301) 402-0779

Grants Management

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


The following agencies are partnering on this program:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • Fogarty International Center
    • National Cancer Institute
    • National Institute of General Medical Science
    • National Institute of Mental Health
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    • Office of Dietary Supplements
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute for Food and Agriculture
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research


Last Updated: 9/12/2019 10:44 AM