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:
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
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