Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA)
This program provides funds ($150,000 over three years) to foster international research partnerships between NIH-supported scientists and their collaborators in countries of the developing world. The FIRCA program aims to benefit the research interests of both collaborators while increasing research capacity at the foreign site. Scientists who have an eligible NIH grant may apply. All areas of biomedical and behavioral research supported by NIH are eligible FIRCA research topics, except as noted below:
Research related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related illnesses is NOT eligible as a FIRCA topic. Investigators working on topics related to HIV-AIDS and wishing to conduct collaborative research involving developing countries should review the opportunities listed at: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-TW-03-007.html.
There are two separate, companion FIRCA Program Announcements (PARs).
ALL APPLICATIONS must be submitted by the receipt deadline through http://www.grants.gov. Instructions (including for foreign institution e-registration) can be found at: http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/preparing_grantsgov_reg.htm
For updates on this program and other international funding opportunities, subscribe to the FIRCA-L listserv. E-mail email@example.com; in the message body, type the words, SUBSCRIBE FIRCA-L.
Collaborating country eligibility
The foreign collaborator must be at an institution in a developing 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 table at: http://www.worldbank.org/data/countryclass.htm.
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Updated August 2008