National Institute of Health


The Fogarty International Center's programs provide funding to perform research and to train researchers in a variety of global health areas. Through these programs, Fogarty and its partners throughout the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working to build sustainable research capacity and support promising research initiatives in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).   Type of research: Fogarty supports basic, clinical and applied research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in the developing world.

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AIDS International Training and Research Program

This program provides training for scientists at institutions in countries defined by The World Bank as low income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income. The program aims to build multi-disciplinary biomedical, behavioral and social science research capacity for the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and HIV-related conditions for those adults and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the collaborating country.

Currently open


International Collaborative Genetics Research Training Program

The International Collaborative Genetics Research Training Program was designed to enhance and promote equitable international collaborations between investigators in the developed world and those in developing countries where a base level of institutional infrastructure for the advancement of sustainable genetic science is already established.



Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program

GID program addresses research training needs related to infectious diseases that are predominantly endemic in or impact upon people living in developing countries. The training programs include a variety of research training options to match the needs of the developing country institution. The ultimate goal is to build a critical mass of researchers and support staff to conduct independent infectious disease research in developing country institutions.

​Letter of Intent Due Dates: 30 days prior to the application due date

Upcoming application Due Dates: July 26, 2018; July 25, 2019


Global Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators

The goal of this initiative is to provide funding opportunities upon return home for the increasing pool of foreign biomedical and behavioral scientists, clinical investigators, nurses, and other health professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge of research methods to advance critical issues in global health when they return home. Upon completion of their research experiences using this grant mechanism, developing country participants are expected to continue to pursue independent and productive careers, including expert training and consultation and/or research of biomedical issues within their home institutions.



International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups

The ICBG program supports international, public-private, interdisciplinary research teams in the exploration and discovery of novel compounds and extracts from nature with potential for development as therapeutic agents for multiple disease targets while building research capacity in partnering countries. Currently active grants also include biodiscovery for agricultural, crop protection, and animal health applications as well as bioenergy agents and biofuels, though the most recent funding announcement does not include these areas.



Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship Opportunities

JSPS Postdoctoral Extramural Fellowships allow U.S. (and permanent resident) scientists to conduct cooperative research under host researchers in Japan. JSPS Intramural Fellowships allow Japanese biomedical and behavioral scientists to conduct research at NIH.

Not accepting applications


Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program

This offers fellowship awards to support biomedical and behavioral research projects with potential commercialization by early-stage Korean postdoctoral researchers at NIH laboratories. Research projects may support all fields of biomedical and behavioral research at NIH.



Korean Visiting Scientist Training Award

Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare in cooperation with NIH, offers fellowship awards to support biomedical and behavioral research projects in NIH laboratories by young Korean early-stage postdoctoral researchers. Research projects may support all fields of biomedical and behavioral research at NIH, including (but not limited to) cancer, brain and neurological disease, cardiovascular, metabolic, allergy and chronic respiratory diseases, and reproductive and perinatal disease.



Medical Education Partnership Initiative

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) funds foreign institutions in sub-Saharan African countries that receive PEPFAR support and their partners to develop or expand and enhance models of medical education.

Application open.


Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries

It supports exploratory and developmental research to develop or adapt innovative mobile health (mHealth) technology specifically suited to improve clinical outcomes and public health, while building research capacity in low- and middle-income countries and establishing research networks in this area.

Letter of intent due date: 30 days prior to the application due date

Upcoming application due dates: August 31, 2018