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Trans-NIH Programs and Collaborations

In an effort to foster global health efforts, the Fogarty International Center collaborates with other components of the National Institutes of Health, as well as with other partners, on a variety of research and training opportunities involving low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet)

The NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet) is a trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency's funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR). OppNet issues a variety of funding opportunities to solicit research applications examining basic mechanisms of behavioral maintenance.

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Extramural Research Development

The Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award [G11], issued by the issued by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), encourages applications from eligible domestic and foreign institutions that propose to build capacity in their research administration infrastructures.
Upcoming deadline: July 31, 2013

Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa)

The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative is a partnership between NIH, the African Society of Human Genetics and Wellcome Trust. Learn more about the NIH and H3Africa, and access information on programs and upcoming funding opportunities from H3Africa.


Applications for Collaborative HIV/AIDS Studies in the Middle East and North Africa (R21) are invited for collaborations for exploratory and developmental work on HIV/AIDS in the low- and middle-income countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as defined by the World Bank: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen. Specific areas of research include, but aren't limited to, epidemiologic studies, prevention research from both biomedical and social/behavioral perspectives, studies of social factors affecting the spread of HIV in the region, and research on women and youth. Collaborations must involve U.S. investigators from a partnering U.S. organization and one or more research teams in the MENA region. The collaborative effort should help foster the development of HIV-relevant research infrastructure and expertise in the region and have the potential to lead to further research and improvements in public health.

Implementation Science

PEER Health

To help end preventable child deaths in developing countries, the USAID and the NIH jointly announced a grant program Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health in 2012.


The NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) Program has training opportunities available to scientists, managers and other qualified personnel with background in the fields of law, business or life sciences. The goal of this program is to enable candidates to combine their legal, business or life science background with training and experience in the technology transfer field.

Women's Health Research

Issued by the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and co-sponsoring NIH institutes and centers (ICs), the purpose of Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research (R21) is to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research that will advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. Recent research reports have established the importance of studying issues specific to women, including the scientific and clinical importance of analyzing data separately for females and males. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health; however, applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited.

Updated February 2013