To develop collaborative research and capacity building projects on brain disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income nations. Applicants are expected to develop innovative, collaborative research programs that would contribute to the long-term goal of building sustainable research capacity in nervous system function and impairment throughout life. The first phase of a project under the "Brain Disorders in The Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan" program consists of a two-year planning/development grant using the R21 grant mechanism. The R21 grant provides support to organize, plan for, prepare, and assemble an application for a more comprehensive R01 grant involving collaboration between developed and developing country investigators and which incorporates both research and capacity building. During the R21 award period, the applicant should: further define the type and area of research to be developed; conduct pilot studies; develop and solidify collaborative relationships and understandings with the partners in the developed and developing countries involved. The applicant should also provide a plan to assess current resources and needs, and a plan to address those needs, to enable the proposed research and capacity building to be successfully carried out. Training and other capacity-building opportunities should be incorporated into the research application in the context of the proposed research.
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Non-AIDS: May 16, 2008; May 15, 2009; May 14, 2010
The LMIC collaborator must be at an institution in a country, which is defined by the World Bank according to Gross National Income per capita as low income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income. See the income classification tables at: (http://www.worldbank.org/data/countryclass.htm).
R01 (PAR08-112) applicants must have already had an R21 planning grant under the companion PAR08-113 AND must have documentation that a participating IC agrees to accept assignment of the application.
Awarded 2003-2008 Brain Disorders in the Developing World Grants
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R21 Planning Grants
2003-2007 R21 awards [Excel]
2003-2007 R01 awards [Excel]
2008 R21 awards [Excel]
2008 R01 awards [Excel]
Crisp Abstracts [PDF 501K]
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Updated August 2008