Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation

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Fogarty International Center/NIH/DHHS invites applications for the development of broad, 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 fields. Training projects should identify critical health needs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) that can be addressed through innovation, and must 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. This FOA will utilize the NIH D43 International Training Grants in Epidemiology award mechanism.

This is a limited submission opportunity; the University may only submit one (1) grant application. Interested faculty must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to Dean Puzas ( by October 19, 2012. Please use the words "Framework Program” in the subject line. The Deans will select a candidate by October 26, 2012.

The complete program solicitation can be found here. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is November 15, 2012. The full proposal is due December 14, 2012.


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.