The purpose of this 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
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.
This FOA emphasizes hands-on, problem-solving, and collaborative approaches and allows U. S. and LMIC trainees to be trained together.
By engaging multiple entities within and among institutions, the proposed programs should also build institutional capacity for interdisciplinary training in global health, stimulate new collaborations, and increase the pipeline of researchers from a wide variety of fields who engage in global health research.