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Global Research Training in Population Health (POP)


This program supports research training of low- and middle-income country scientists with the long-term objective of strengthening low- and middle-income country research programs and institutions related to population health, including the study of: a) demographic processes, including: aging, child health, adult health, mortality, morbidity, fertility, migration, urbanization, population dynamics and environment, nutrition, sex and gender, and other social, behavioral, and economic factors that influence population dynamics; and b) reproductive processes (including biology, immunology, genetics, endocrinology), fertility and infertility, contraceptive development, contraceptive clinical trials, contraceptive and reproductive health evaluation. It provides a variety of short-, medium- and long-term advanced training opportunities for participants from low- and middle-income country institutions within the context of ongoing U.S. research collaborations. Emphasis is on research training for doctoral and post-doctoral level scientists and clinicians. It is expected to strengthen the ability of scientists from low- and middle-income countries to contribute to global population research efforts and to communicate and disseminate knowledge in support of population policies appropriate for their home countries and established international guidelines. It will contribute to building and maintaining centers of research excellence with significant research resources in population health sciences to serve as loci in low- and middle-income countries and regions for research training.

This is an institutional training grant. Individuals from foreign countries who wish to become trainees must apply to the project director of an awarded grant.

This RFA follows an earlier RFA (RFA 2000), International Training and Research in Population and Health (ITRPH) Program, the purpose of which was to support international research and training in population-related sciences in developing countries and emerging democracies. This RFA represents a further evolution of this program to provide population health research training to create a cadre of researchers at foreign institutions in low- and middle-income countries named in the successful applications.

Current Awards

RFA 2005 — The POP Program is NOT currently open for competition


Fogarty International Center (FIC) collaborates with National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to sponsor this program.


Xingzhu Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C39, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220 USA
Phone: 301-496-1653
Fax: 301-402-0779

Updated July 2008


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