CURRENT EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's International Clinical Research Fellowships at the University of Minnesota

Medical students who are interested in a global health research career are encouraged to apply for this outstanding opportunity to conduct a year of clinical research abroad through the ICRF Program at the University of Minnesota. The fellowships will provide financial and mentored support for medical students to complete a year of clinical research with University of Minnesota researchers and their collaborators at partner sites in Uganda or Kenya.

The University of Minnesota, in partnerships with Makerere University in Uganda and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Maseno University in Kenya, conducts research that include the infectious diseases, neurodevelopment, nutrition hemoglobinopathies, and ecology of human health. Doris Duke ICRF fellows will conduct research in these critical areas of health in low-income countries. Learn more about research projects and mentors at: http://www.med.umn.edu/peds/global/TrainingGrants/DDCF/index.htm.

Students will be provided with a living stipend of $29,000, health insurance, research funding, and travel expenses for the duration of the program. Prior clinical and research experience and a clear commitment to global health research will be important criteria in assessing students for the fellowships. Three fellowships will be awarded each year.

Applications are due on January 14, 2014.

Application instructions and materials are available online at: http://www.med.umn.edu/peds/global/TrainingGrants/DDCF/index.htm.

Students enrolled at any U.S.-based medical school are eligible for the ICRF. Please send questions to Molly McCoy via email at mccoy019@umn.edu or by calling 612-624-9749.

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).

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