FIC plans to provide opportunities for up to four support centers to develop and support global health research education/research experience programs that meet the following objectives:
Provide focused mentoring for participants (post-doctorates and doctoral students) from the U. S. and low- and
middle- income countries (LMICs) in global health research in established research sites in LMICs.
Provide educational opportunities in diverse areas of research for participants at those research sites.
Enhance the global health research career trajectory potential of the participants.
Strengthen global health programs at U. S. academic institutions and help to sustain global health research at institutions in LMICs.
Strengthen global health research networks among the alumni and mentors across institutions in the U. S. and LMICs.