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International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)


The purpose of the award is to provide junior U.S. scientists with an opportunity pursue careers in research on global health, and to prepare them for independent research careers. This award is similar to other NIH K01 career development awards, but requires grantees to spend 50% of the grant period conducting research in developing countries. Two mentors are required, one in the U.S. and the other in the developing country where research is being conducted. The award is initially for four years and can be renewed for three additional years if the grantee obtains a faculty position. The IRSDA supports salary and some research expenses, including international travel. Only U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents (green card holders) are eligible to apply for the IRSDA.

Current Program Announcement: PAR-07-014
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 16, 2008, December 16, 2009
Application Deadline: (January 16, 2008, January 16, 2009)

For additional information, please contact:

Barbara Sina, 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
Telephone: (301) 402-9467
FAX: (301) 402-0779
Email: sinab@mail.nih.gov

NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00)
See Program Announcement Number: PA-06-133 for instructions on application submission.

The FIC, together with other NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices, supports this initiative designed to facilitate postdoctoral scientists receiving an R01 award earlier in their research career. A Pathway to Independence award will provide up to five years of support in two phases. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored research training support to postdoctoral scientists focusing on Global Health. The second phase provides up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent research position.

Updated July 2008


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