Find Funding for Global Infectious Disease Research Training

Funding News Edition: July 01, 2020
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If you have an interest in collaboration and research training to address global infectious diseases, consider the reissued funding opportunity announcement (FOA) Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D43, Clinical Trial Optional).

The Global Infectious Disease Research Training (GID) program is managed by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and supported by NIAID co-funding. The program encourages joint applications from partnered U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. Check the LMIC definition and lists at World Bank Country and Lending Groups.

Note that FIC also offers the companion planning grant opportunity Planning Grant for Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D71, Clinical Trials Not Allowed).

Scientific Training Focus

Plan a collaborative and innovative multidisciplinary training program that will strengthen the capacity of the LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research other than HIV/AIDS.  

We encourage your program to focus on at least one of the following areas of science:

  • Major endemic (e.g., malaria, tuberculosis) or life-threatening emerging infectious diseases. See NIAID’s list of examples at Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pathogens.
  • Neglected tropical diseases. Find example Types of Neglected Tropical Diseases.
  • Infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs.
  • Infections that frequently occur as co-infections in HIV-infected individuals. However, this program will not support applications that focus exclusively on HIV/AIDS.

Your research training program may cover infectious disease prevention, care, and treatment in a broad range of scientific disciplines. Consider designing your program with a cross-cutting theme, e.g., common modes of transmission, pathophysiology, or virulence.

In your application, explain how the program will expose LMIC trainees to diverse scientific approaches, systems for study, and tools and technologies. Incorporate research methods and processes that enhance research Rigor and Reproducibility.

Find options for clinical trials, example training types, program administration, and more requirements in the FOA. NIAID also offers general information and advice about International Applications.

PAR-20-229 Budget, Due Dates, and More

Your proposed budget and project period should reflect the actual needs and scope of your program. When applying for the Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program, follow these limits:

  • For total direct costs, request no more than $230,000 per year for new awards and $276,000 per year for renewals.
  • Propose no more than five years of support.

This FOA’s first due date for applications is August 14, 2020. Your optional Letter of Intent is due 30 days beforehand.

Direct your NIAID-relevant application and scientific questions to Dr. Stephanie Coomes, our program contact.

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