Saturday, 10 December 2011

Fogarty International Center seeks Grant Applications under Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation

Fogarty International Center (FIC) at NIH is currently inviting grant applications from eligible organizations under FRAME Innovation. The Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation (FRAME Innovation) is an initiative of National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to institutions in the US and in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to build capacity within their institutions to develop broadly interdisciplinary, postdoctoral (or post-terminal degree) research training programs in global health. These training programs are directed towards encouraging innovation in health-related products, processes and policies. The FRAME Innovation program emphasizes hands-on, problem-solving, and collaborative approaches and allows U.S. and LMIC trainees to be trained together.

Funding Purpose
The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for the development of broadly interdisciplinary training programs in global health directed towards encouraging innovation in products, processes, and policies. Trainees should be at the postdoctoral level or have attained a terminal degree in their fields.  Training projects should identify critical health needs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) that can be addressed through Innovation, and carry out the scientific research necessary to develop, validate, and test their concepts. To increase the translation of research findings into realized health benefits, project design should include considerations of implementation appropriate to low resource settings in LMICs, particularly regarding increased effectiveness, affordability, accessibility, ease of use or delivery, and/or scalability.


  •             To expand the base of expertise needed and available to tackle the challenging problems of global health by developing trans-institutional, problem-solving based research training programs that will bring together trainees of widely diverse expertise to work together on research problems in Global Health.
  •             To stimulate new knowledge, approaches, and solutions in global health
  •             To integrate global health research communities within and among institutions by building capacity at the institution(s) to support an interdisciplinary research training program in Global Health Innovation.

Eligibility Conditions

  •             U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions are eligible as applicants. LMICs are as defined by the World Bank classification system.
  •             U.S. applicants are required to collaborate with named institutions or research entities in LMICs. LMIC applicants may come in independently, or choose to collaborate with U.S. or other LMIC partners.
  •             Applications must include participation by at least three schools, departments, or entities of distinct disciplines, either at the applicant institution or among a consortium.
  •             Institutions or consortia must participate, as a recipient or significant collaborator, in a minimum of five research or research training grants or research contracts in global health topics involving significant participation by investigators in LMICs.
  •             Trainees must be citizens of the U.S. or an LMIC and have obtained a terminal degree in their fields (doctorate or other, as appropriate).
Last date for submitting the applications is December 15, 2011.
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