RFA-TW-16-002: Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43)
LOI: July 16, 2016
Internal Deadline: June 16, 2016
External Deadline: August 16, 2016, 5pm PDT
Estimated Number of Awards: 5
Anticipated Amount: $1.1. million direct costs/year per award for up to 5 years.
Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.).
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: Standard NIH eligibility requirements.
This FOA provides opportunities for up to five consortia (each composed of up to four U.S. universities and their collaborating partners in Lower middle income countries – LMICs) to develop and support global health research training programs that meet the following objectives:
- Provide one year mentored research training opportunities for trainees in diverse areas of global health research at established biomedical and behavioral research sites in LMICs.
- Encourage research projects that lay a strong foundation in rigorous research design, methods, and analytic techniques appropriate for the proposed research area.
- Enhance the ability of trainees to conceptualize and think through research problems with increasing independence.
- Enhance the global health research career potential of the participants.
- Strengthen global health programs at U.S. academic institutions and enhance the capacity to sustain global health research at institutions in LMICs.
Specifically, applicants are expected to:
- Develop and implement a global health research training program, including research experiences and technical and/or professional skills development appropriate for the selected trainees.
- Develop strategic partnerships with established research, research training and research education sites (preferably long-standing NIH-funded programs) in LMICs. Applicants should collaborate with at least six LMIC institutions or research sites appropriate for training,
- Develop and implement a process for recruitment, selection, and placement of participants every year (for U.S. and LMIC trainees), and describe specific selection criteria to be used.
- Provide additional technical training for trainees, as needed, at either U.S. or LMIC institutions to enhance the quality of the research performed. This may require bringing LMIC or US trainees to US institutions for short supplemental training to augment the one year research training at the LMIC site
- Recruit both U.S. and LMIC trainees. Applicants may propose a “twinning” model, where appropriate, that would allow U.S. and LMIC scientists in the same field or in divergent but complementary fields to work together on projects or both participate in the same larger research project or research site. Projects focused on single health issues that require multidisciplinary teams may also be considered.
- Develop and implement mentoring and research training plans for all trainees. This may also include Individual Development Plans.
- Develop an evaluation plan to track trainees and the outputs, outcomes, and impacts of the program on the careers of trainees and the capacity of participating U.S. and LMIC institutions.
- Provide research training opportunities for participants in diverse global health priority areas that significantly impact morbidity and pre-mature mortality in LMICs.
- At least 50% of trainee projects should focus on HIV/AIDS, or HIV/AIDS comorbidities in the context of people living with HIV/AIDS, and be consistent with the NIH guidance for “high priority” HIV/AIDS projects (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-137.html ).
- The number of trainees from LMICs should be no more than 50% of the total, recognizing that additional opportunities for LMIC trainees are also available through other FIC research training and research education programs at these sites.
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