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Non-NIH Funding Opportunities - Grants and Fellowships

This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NOTE: This replaces the Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences.

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Organization Name
Fellowship/Grant Program Name
Funding TypesProgram Summary
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)International Scholarship ProgrammePre-doctoral/Graduate
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.
Age UKResearch FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
Age UK’s mission is to achieve positive outcomes for older people across a wide range of problems and issues that affect later life and this will be reflected in research grant funding from 2011. From this time, we will expand the remit of our grant funding and focus funds on applied and translational research.  We will continue to encourage under-researched areas and to develop age-related research capacity, especially to improve the health and well-being of older people.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (American Friends)Humboldt Foundation ProgramsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
American Friends promotes networking, exchange, and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists, and other professionals in the United States and Germany, consistent with the goals of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Most of the fellowships and grants are open to all nationalities.
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems ResearchCall for ProposalsPost-doctoral, Faculty
The Alliance issues calls for proposals on a regular basis. Institutions from low- and middle-income countries are targetted.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)AACR Research FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to grants for independent investigators.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)Scientific Achievement AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
AACR has presented many prizes, awards and lectureships to recognize the scientific achievements of scientists and physicians who collectively have made significant contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.  Many awards include honorariums or grants.
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceInternational Funding Opportunities for Women in STEPost-doctoral, Health Professional, Travel
To increase the participation of women in international scientific research. WISC awards small travel grants to U.S. scientists to plan and design new collaborations with colleagues in Central/Eastern and Western Europe, the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Pacific, and Asia. These activities are expected to lead to full research proposals.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)Fellowships and GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional, Travel
One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $4.3 million in funding for more than 278 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2012-13 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)ABTA Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Funding opportunities include Basic Research Fellowships, Translational Grants, Medical Student Summer Fellowships and Neuro-Oncology Nursing Research Grants.
American Cancer SocietyInternational ProgramsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals.
American Psychological Association (APA)International Awards & GrantsPost-doctoral, Institutional, Travel
The Office of International Affairs serves as APA's touch point for international information, activities and initiatives within APA.
American Society for MicrobiologyASM Awards and GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
ASM Awards are dedicated to acknowledging the best in microbiology. They encompass the many subspecialties of microbiology, including biotechnology, clinical microbiology, environmental microbiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy, immunology, and virology, as well as education and service to the profession.  Includes Travel Grants, fellowships and international professorships.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneAwards and FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Travel
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis AssociationInvestigator-Initiated Research Grant ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
The ALS Association Research Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), offering investigators awards in many categories.
Arthritis FoundationLee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Research in ArthritisPost-doctoral, Health Professional
The Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Research in Arthritis recognizes those researchers whose contributions during the previous five years have represented a significant advance in the understanding, treatment or prevention of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. It is a fitting memorial tribute to Lee C. Howley Sr., former chairman of Revco D.S., Inc., who was instrumental in the establishment of the Revco Arthritis Research Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Association for Women in MathematicsTravel GrantsPost-doctoral, Travel
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences
Association of Public Health LaboratoriesFellowship and Traineeship ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
Through its fellowship and traineeship programs, APHL prepares students for careers in public health laboratories and supports specialized training for practicing scientists.
Association of Schools of Public HealthASPH Graduate Training Programs: Fellowships & InternshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
In an effort to train the future public health workforce, ASPH provide students and graduates of ASPH member schools with fellowship practice experiences globally, nationally and locally.
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)Scholarships, Australia AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate
The Australia Awards have been established to maximise the benefit to Australia of its extensive scholarship programs, and to support enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours.
Australian Research CouncilNational Competitive Grants Program (NCGP)Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).  The program comprises two main elements - Discovery and Linkage - under which the ARC funds a range of complementary schemes to support researchers at different stages of their careers, build Australia’s research capability, expand and enhance research networks and collaborations, and develop centres of research excellence.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)International FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral

BBSRC aims to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the biosciences, and that academic research, industrial R&D and the UK economy benefit from the increasing scientific activity across the globe.  BBSRC promotes international links at the policy level and between researchers. Offers a variety of international research and collaboration awards. 

Bioversity InternationalResearch FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
Bioversity offers Research Fellowships that target young scientists from developing countries and provide sponsorship to conduct research on issues relating to plant and forestry genetic resources. Eligibility and conditions for fellowships vary according to the rules for each one.
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Foundation for Basic Research in MedicinePhD Fellowships, MD Fellowships and Travel GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Travel
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds is a public foundation - an independent, not-for-profit institution for the exclusive and direct promotion of basic research in biomedicine. It supports researchers and projects aimed to experimentally elucidate basic phenomena of human life and pays particular attention to the promotion of junior scientists.
Brocher FoundationBrocher Foundation ResidenciesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty

Brocher Foundation Residencies give researchers (PhD students to Professors) the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre in Switzerland on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. A researcher can apply with one or two other researchers to work on a collaborative project together.

Burroughs Wellcome FundGrant ProgramsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional, Travel
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's grantmaking strategies are to support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and to make grants in areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but currently undervalued and underfunded. Within this overall strategy, BWF makes grants within six focus areas: Biomedical Sciences; Infectious Disease; Interfaces in Science; Population and Laboratory Based Sciences; Reproductive Sciences; and Science Education.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)CIHR Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral

CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: Biomedical; Clinical; Health systems services; Social, cultural, environmental and population health.

Cancer Research InstituteCancer Research ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The Cancer Research Institute funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.  As of 2011, some programs may be restricted or on hold.  Please check information about the various programs.
Cancer Research UKFellowships and Training GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Travel
Fellowships and Training Grants provide support for investigators early in their careers, particularly for those establishing a research group for the first time. Fellowships will provide the salary of the Principal Investigator.
Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)HIVCorps Fellowship ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
Fellowship program is designed to provide logistical support for our various HIV-related service projects,to provide students and early career public health professionals with the opportunity to work in developing world settings, and to foster collaborations between the American and Zambian volunteers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Public Health Training FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
CDC is looking for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs, including Student Internships and Fellowships; Career Training Fellowships; and Post-doctoral Research Fellowships.
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