Russia, Eurasia and Arctic Affairs
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fosters partnerships between U.S. scientists and their counterparts in Russia and Eurasia through implementation of international agreements and other activities which support international collaboration. Each year, U.S. scientists, both at government and university laboratories and institutions, undertake joint projects in all areas of biomedical and behavioral science with their colleagues from Russia and Eurasia. Collaboration is carried out through fellowships and exchanges, joint grant awards, and under the auspices of high-level government commissions. FIC facilitates these collaborative efforts; supports research and research training programs to strengthen cooperation; provides information on other NIH, U.S. government, and non-government programs; establishes linkages between U.S. and foreign scientists; and participates in bilateral frameworks such as the U.S.-Russia Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation.