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Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (GID)


The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed this program to address research training needs related to infectious diseases that are predominantly endemic in or impact upon people living in developing countries.

A doctor attends to a young boy affected by malaria in Africa. Photo: USAID
 "Malaria is the biggest killer in Uganda, taking 70,000
  to 100,000 lives every year, according to the CDC.
  With Fogarty support, Dr. Philip Rosenthal has
  worked to reduce these figures, despite the
  numerous challenges."  FULL STORY...
  Photo: USAID

Current Program Announcement (PAR-08-154)
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 14, 2008; August 14, 2009; August 14, 2010
Application Deadline: September 16, 2008; September 16, 2009; September 16, 2010
Grantees currently supported by Fogarty and CDC [PDF 70K]

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Barbara Sina

Program Director
Fogarty International Center
Division of International Training and Research
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

Individuals eligible to become Principal Investigators

U.S. applicants must apply with a developing country institution with which they have a demonstrable history of research collaboration. Developing country applicants should apply in collaboration with U.S. institutions capable of enhancing their proposed training opportunities. Applicants must have a strong infectious disease research program in the scientific area proposed for research training and the requisite faculty and facilities to carry out the proposed training activities. Applicants must be designated as the Principal Investigator of at least one active infectious disease research grant (with at least 18 months of support remaining at the time of application), from the NIH or other national or international research support organization, directly relevant to the research training proposed.

Program Themes

The training programs include a variety of research training options to match the needs of the developing country institution. The ultimate goal is to build a critical mass of researchers and support staff to conduct independent infectious disease research in developing country institutions.

Training programs may include:

  • Pre-doctoral training in infectious disease-related and biomedical
    research disciplines, and data management and analysis in support
    of that research, which may lead to an M.S. or Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Post-doctoral research projects, generally of two years duration for
    foreign health scientists.
  • Short- and medium- term training in short courses, workshops, or
    practical experience of up to several months in specific research
    methods or other laboratory, clinical, social science, or field skills
    related to infectious disease research.
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Updated November 2008


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