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Senior International Fellowships
INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health Service Act, Sections 301 and 405, as amended; 42 U.S.C.
241 and 284.
John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) supports research and
research training to reduce global disparities in health and to
foster partnerships between U.S. scientists and their counterparts
abroad. FIC supports basic biological, behavioral, and social science
research--including research in the fields of economics, demography,
and ethics--as well as related research training. The research portfolio
is divided into several programs that support a wide variety of
funding mechanisms to meet programmatic objectives.
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Research Grants: Research
Grants provide funds for salaries, equipment, supplies, travel,
and other expenses associated with scientific investigation concerning
global health issues. They are awarded to universities, colleges,
medical and dental schools, hospitals, and other nonprofit and for-profit
institutions. Awards include investigator-initiated research grants,
cooperative agreements, international training grants, career development
awards to enable investigators with outstanding research potential
to develop their careers, and small grants.
Grants: Scientists at universities, medical and dental schools,
hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private nonprofit and
for-profit institutions. Some restrictions apply and differ among
the programs described below.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Any nonprofit or for-profit organization, company or institution
engaged in biomedical research. Some restrictions apply and differ
among the programs described below.
Grants: Applications for grants must show the objectives, methodology,
and resources for the specific research project and must present
the applicant's competence and interest. Career development awards:
(1) Individual Candidates: the applicant's academic record, research
experience, citizenship, institutional sponsorship, and the proposed
area and plan of training, must be included in the application.
(2) Institutional Candidates: the applicant institution must show
the objectives, methodology, and resources for the research training
program, the research qualifications and experience of directing
staff to train students, the criteria to be used in selecting
individuals for awards, and a detailed budget and justification
for the amount of grants funds requested. Costs will be determined
in accordance with OMB Circular A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational
Institutions, Circular A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements
for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education,
Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations, Circular A-102 -
Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments,
and Circular A-87 for State and local governments. For-profit
organizations' costs are determined in accordance with Subpart
31.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. For other than State
and local government grantees, costs will be determined by Health
and Human Services (HHS) Regulations 45 CFR, Part 74, Subpart
Coordination: Not applicable. This program is
excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Grants: Scientists at universities, hospitals, laboratories, and
other public or private nonprofit and for-profit institutions.
Career development awards: (1) Nonprofit domestic organizations
may apply for institutional awards. (2) Individual candidates
or applicants must arrange sponsorship by a public or nonprofit
private institution having staff and facilities appropriate to
the proposed research training program. (3) All awardees must
be citizens, or non-citizen nationals of the United States or
have been admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
(4) To be eligible, career development awardees must have a professional
or scientific degree (M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.Eng.,
or equivalent domestic or foreign degree). Institutional applicants
must be able to provide the staff and facilities suitable for
the proposed research training. Under some programs non-U.S. institutions
and investigators may be eligible for direct awards.
NIH initial review group, followed by a second level review by
the Fogarty International Center National Advisory Board.
GRANTS: An application deadline date will appear in the Request
for Applications (RFA) or Program Announcement (PA) for each competition.
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for information on when
RFAs may be published. FIC PAs have the following receipt dates:
FIRCA: March 25, July 25, and November 25.AIDS FIRCA: January
2, May 1 and September 1. International Research Scientist Development
Award (IRSDA): February 13.
Range of Approval/Disapproval
Time: GRANTS: From 4 to 6 months.
A principal investigator (P.I.) may question the substantive or
procedural aspects of the review of his or her application by
communicating with the staff of the FIC.
Non-competing renewal applications may be made for all multi-year
awards. Applicants must submit their request on form PHS 2590
two months before the end of the last budget period. Competing
renewal applications may be submitted only in response to a Request
for Applications (RFA) or Program Announcements (PA.)
Formula and Matching
Requirements: This Program has no statutory
formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing
of Assistance: Grants: Approval of a project
includes a determination of support for the authorized project
period (not to exceed 5 years). Awards to support the project
are made on an annual basis. At the time of initial award, the
grant provides funds for the conduct of the project during the
first budget period (usually 12 months) and the Notice of Grant
Award (Form PHS-1533) indicates the support recommended and expected
to be made available for the remainder of the project beyond the
approved project period, an application for renewal (PHS-398,
Revised 7/10/01) must be submitted in accordance with the deadline
dates and instructions attached to the form. Funds are allocated
annually based on progress in the preceding year. Assistance is
awarded by an Electronic Transfer System for domestic grantees
and by U.S. Treasury Check for foreign grantees.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Grants: Annual and terminal reports on progress, expenditures, and
inventions must be provided to FIC staff in accordance with the
CFR Title 42 Part 52 - Grants for Research Projects and the CFR
Title 45 Part 74 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for grants
and cooperative agreements.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits
of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal
entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more
in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit
conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less
than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal
audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular
No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are
subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government
Expenditures and other financial records must be retained for
3 years from the day on which the grantee submits the last expenditure
report for the report period.
(Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Career Awards) FY 01 $45,142,000;
FY 02 est $51,010,460; FY 03 est $56,879,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
No Data Available.
Research Training Grant: In fiscal year 2001, FIC made 28 awards,
and in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, expects to make 28 awards each
year. International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups: In fiscal year
2001, FIC made 6 awards, and in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, expects
to make 5 awards each year. International Maternal and Child Health
Research and Training Program: In fiscal year 2001, FIC made 11
awards, and in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, expects to make 11 awards
each year. International Studies on Health and Economic Development:
In fiscal year 2001, FIC made 11 awards, and in fiscal years 2002
and 2003, expects to make 11 awards each year. International Clinical,
Operational, and Health Services Research and Training Award: In
fiscal year 2001, FIC made 14 awards, and in fiscal years 2002 and
2003, expects to make 14 awards each year. International Training
and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health: In fiscal
year 2001, FIC made 17 awards, and in fiscal years 2002 and 2003,
expects to make 17 awards each year. International Malaria Research
Training Program: In fiscal year 2001, FIC made 11 awards, and in
fiscal years 2002 and 2003, expects to make 13 awards each year.
AIDS International Training and Research Program: In fiscal year
2001, FIC made 24 awards, and in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, expect
to make 23 awards each year. Actions for Building Capacity in Support
of the International Collaborations in Infectious Disease Research
Program: In fiscal year 2001, FIC made 10 awards, and in fiscal
years 2002 and 2003, expects to make 10 awards each year. International
Research Scientist Development Award: In fiscal year 2001, FIC made
9 awards, and in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, expects to make 12
to 14 awards each year.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND
The grant program legislation
and program regulation cited in this Notice of Grant Award, the
restrictions on the expenditure of federal funds in appropriations
acts, to the extent those restrictions are pertinent to the award,
45 CFR Part 74 or 45 CFR Part 92 as applicable, the NIH Grants Policy
Statement, including addenda in effect as of the beginning date
of the budget period, and the terms and conditions on the notice
of grant award. Information regarding FIC programs can be found
Regional or Local
Office: Not applicable.
Flora Katz Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-496-1653
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The major elements in
evaluating proposals include assessments of: (1) The scientific
merit and general significance of the proposed study and its objectives;
(2) the technical adequacy of the experimental design and approach;
(3) the competency of the proposed investigator or group to successfully
pursue the project; (4) the adequacy of the available proposed facilities
and resources; (5) the necessity of the budget components requested
in relation to the proposed project; and (6) the relevance and importance
to the announced program objectives.