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Global Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP) (R01)


The Global Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP) promotes productive re-entry of NIH-trained foreign investigators into their home countries as part of a broader program to enhance the scientific research infrastructure in developing countries, to stimulate research on a wide variety of high priority health-related issues in these countries, and to advance NIH efforts to address health issues of global import.

The specific goal of this initiative is to provide funding opportunities upon return home for the increasing pool of foreign biomedical and behavioral scientists, clinical investigators, nurses, and other health professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge of research methods to advance critical issues in global health when they return home. Upon completion of their research experiences using this grant mechanism, developing country participants supported by this Funding Opportunity Announcement are expected to continue to pursue independent and productive careers, including expert training and consultation and/or research of biomedical issues within their home institutions.

Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement for the GRIP Behavioral and Social Science or the GRIP Basic Science for detailed information about research objectives, eligibility, and funds available.

Application Receipt Dates:
Behavioral/Social Sciences:
September 21, 2007; September 21, 2008; September 21, 2009.
Basic/Biomedical Sciences: September 21, 2007; September 21, 2008 (AIDS Applications: December 18, 2007; December 18, 2008).

Nota Bene:

GRIP now has two Funding Opportunity Announcements: Basic/Biomedical Sciences and Behavioral/Social Sciences.

All applicants should complete the ELIGIBILITY FORM. [Word 59K]



For inquiries on programmatic issues, contact:

Aron Primack, M.D.

Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-4596
Fax: (301) 402-0779
Email: primacka@mail.nih.gov

For inquiries on grants management and other fiscal matters, contact:

Rhea Hubbard

Grants Management Specialist
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-5710
Fax: (301) 594-1211
Email: hubbardrhea@mail.nih.gov

Principal Investigators list (with link to abstract), 2008 [PDF 513K]

GRIP Frequently Asked Questions


GRIP Basic/Biomedical Sciences:

GRIP Behavioral/Social Sciences:


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