The Fogarty International Center (FIC) encourages renewal and new applications for the Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program.
The application must propose a collaborative research training program that will strengthen the capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income
countries (LMIC), defined by the World Bank classification system, to conduct infectious disease (excluding HIV/AIDS) research.
FIC will support research-training programs that focus on major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, widespread co-infections of HIV/AIDS patients or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of poverty in developing countries (see the FIC Strategic Plan http://www.fic.nih.gov/about/plan/strategicplan_08-1 2. htm and Global Health Initiative http://www.theglobalhealthinitiative.org/).
Mechanism of Support.
This FOA will utilize the D43 grant mechanism.
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
Because the nature and scope of the proposed research education program will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.
The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received as well as the availability of funds.