CURRENT EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Gates Grand Challenges Explorations
Grand Challenges Explorations is now accepting proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Proposals are being accepted online until November 12, 2013 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on the following topics:
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Please click here for details. Application Deadline: November 12, 2013
The 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition will take place on March 28-29, 2014 on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Ga. The Emory Global Health Institute invites a multidisciplinary team from your university to participate in this unique, challenging, and fun competition!
Our 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition Application Site is now up, and we will be accepting applications to participate from November 1-15, 2013. Detailed information about eligibility, team composition, and the application process is on the application site. You can also learn more about previous Emory Global Health Case Competitions by visiting the Emory Global Health Institute website and by watching our latest case competition video.
We will host 23 multidisciplinary teams from universities around the world during our 2014 international competition. These 23 teams will compete against each other and a multidisciplinary team from Emory. We will accept applications from university teams on a first come, first served basis, so the earlier your university applies to participate, the greater its chances of gaining a spot in the competition. So, check out our application site and make plans to apply beginning on November 1. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2013 (More Information)
Institute of International Education (IIE) Global Innovation Initiative
This is a higher education partnership grant opportunity to strengthen multilateral research collaborations between universities in the U.S., UK, and other selected countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia). The Global Innovation Initiative will award grants to university consortia focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related issues of global significance that foster cutting-edge multinational research and strengthen institutional international partnerships; priority areas include Public health and wellbeing. Budgets accepted for $150-$250K only (nothing less, nothing more).
See FAQ: Proposed activities may include but are not limited to:
- Joint research
- Exchange of students and scholars for research purposes
- Convening research panel discussions or symposia
- Team teaching
- Curriculum development
- Joint program development
- Other activities that advance the proposed research objectives
Group activities are strongly encouraged to take place in the U.S. or the other designated partner country (Brazil, China, India, and/or Indonesia).
For Faculty $150K/year x 2 years. Application Deadline November 15, 2013 at 2:00pm EST (More Information).
NIH Enhancing the capacity for Biomedical Research on Tuberculosis for HIV-infected Mothers and Children in India (R01)
Cohort Research Units have been newly established in India through collaborations between the U.S. and Indian governments, investigators, and institutions in order to develop longitudinal cohorts of TB patients and their contacts (including patients with HIV and TB co-infection) and fundamental research laboratories. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to include HIV-infected and uninfected children and pregnant women with TB exposure, infection, or disease within these recently established programs in India.
Letter of Intent Due Date: November 27, 2013. Application Due Date: December 27, 2013 (More Information).
Physician and Nursing Global Health Educator Opportunity
The Peace Corps and Seed Global Health have launched the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) to strengthen health care workforce capacity in resource-limited countries so that better health care is available worldwide. The Partnership collaborates with local teaching institutions educating future nurses and physicians and collaborating with fellow faculty.
Clinical faculty is severely lacking in many medical and nursing schools in sub-Saharan Africa. GHSP helps fill this critical gap placing physicians and nurses to serve as faculty at schools in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. To find out more about the GHSP Physician Educator position, click here, and for the GHSP Nursing Education position, click here.
GHSP participants in this one year placement are Peace Corps Response volunteers and as such receive monthly living stipends, transportation to and from their country of service, comprehensive medical care, vacation days, and readjustment allowance. In addition, loan and debt repayment of up to $30,000, Seed Global Health reduces the barriers for the highest-qualified candidates to volunteer in the GHSP program.
Applications to deploy in July 2014 are due December 6, 2013.
NIH Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a new initiative to support the development of cancer-relevant technologies suitable for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Specifically, the FOA solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into a new generation of user-friendly, low-cost devices or assays that are clinically comparable to currently used technologies for imaging, in vitro detection/diagnosis, or treatment of cancers in humans living in LMICs.
Funds will be made available through the UH2/UH3 phased innovation cooperative agreement award mechanism. Applicants should have a working assay or prototype (not necessarily already capable of cancer applications). The initial 2-year (or shorter) UH2 exploratory phase will be a feasibility study to demonstrate technical functionality and clinical potential for use in LMIC settings by meeting specific performance milestones. UH2 projects that have met their milestones will be administratively considered by NCI and prioritized for transition to the UH3 validation phase. UH3 awards will support improvements and validations of the technologies in the LMIC settings. The project period for the UH3 phase is up to 3 years. Projects proposed in response to this FOA will require multidisciplinary efforts to succeed and therefore all applicant teams must include expertise in engineering/assay/treatment development, oncology, global healthcare delivery, and business development. Investigators responding to this FOA must address both UH2 and UH3 phases.
Letter of Intent Due Date: December 6, 2013. Application Due Date: January 6, 2014 (More Information).
Fogarty HIV Research Training Program: Limited Competition: Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications for research training programs to develop and strengthen the scientific leadership and expertise needed for HIV-related research at eligible Low-and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) institutions.
This FOA can support training for a broad range of HIV research areas:
- all basic, epidemiologic, clinical, behavioral, social science, implementation, operations, health services, and health systems research across HIV prevention, care and treatment;
- research on HIV co-infections, AIDs-defining and HIV-related cancers, co-morbidities and other health conditions, both infectious and non-infectious, that contribute to HIV transmission or poor health in HIV-infected individuals;
- research and research methodology for community-based research, complex and multi-component interventions, for structural interventions, for comparative effectiveness research, for impact evaluation or for health economics;
- HIV-related research among vulnerable or under-researched LMIC populations, including women, children, substance users, men who have sex with men, transgendered populations, aging populations, orphans and vulnerable children;
- training for clinical research team members to support clinical research and clinical trials; bio-statistics for research design and methodology, data analysis, data management, and data quality assurance and control; and
- laboratory capacity, bio-safety, and maintenance of lab quality assurance and control.
However, an application must focus the proposed training program to build or strengthen research capacity in a defined HIV-related scientific topic at one identified LMIC institution. Application Deadline: July 24, 2014, July 30, 2015 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization (More Information
Fogarty Sub-Saharan African Collaborative HIV and Cancer Consortia (U54)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote and facilitate research on HIV and cancer in Africa through collaborative efforts between investigators in United States (U.S.) and investigators in sub-Saharan African countries. The FOA solicits applications for Specialized Center Cooperative Agreements (U54) for research on HIV-associated cancers from research institutions in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Each application is required to propose between two to four research projects that address high-priority questions relevant to the African country. The proposed projects may range, as appropriate, from basic research to translational efforts as well as population and implementation studies. Clinical trials, however, will not be supported. In addition, the proposed Consortium must include two mandatory cores; an Administrative/Coordinating Core and a Mentoring/Career Development Core. Additional cores such as any technical shared resources cores may be included as appropriate for the needs of the projects.
Letter of Intent Due: December 17, 2013
Application Due: January 17, 2014 (More Information)
Fogarty HIV Research Training Program: Limited Competition: Planning Grant for Fogarty HIV Resarch Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage institutions in eligible low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) to submit an application for a planning grant under the Fogarty HIV Research Training Program. This program supports research training that will strengthen the HIV research capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). The planning grant application must propose a plan to develop the components necessary for an application for a research training program to submit to D43 FOA (PAR-13-126). In developing an application for a planning grant, applicants need to be familiar with the objectives and special requirements of the research training program as defined in the D43 FOA.
Application Deadline: July 24, 2014, July 30, 2015 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization (More Information
Fogarty HIV Research Training Program
The Fogarty HIV Research Training Program solicits applications under three different Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs).
- Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43)
- Limited Competition: Planning Grant for Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D71)
- Training Programs for Critical HIV Research Infrastructure for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (G11)
For all applicants, Application due dates: July 24, 2014 (More information).
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Awards and Fellowships
The ASTMH has multiple awards and fellowships to support travel and research in Tropical Medicine and Tropical Diseases
ASM Indo-US Professorships in Microbiology
Opportunities for microbiologists in India and the United states to visit institutions in the other country to teach or participate in an interactive short course on a topic in any of the microbiology disciplines, or conduct a research project in partnership.
Annual applications deadlines April 15 and October 15. (More information)
OTHER EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES