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Global Environmental and Occupational Health
(GEOHealth )

Status: Closed


  • NIH anticipates the opportunity to compete for full grants to realize the results of GEOHealth Hubs planning efforts with awards in 2014.


  • One low- or middle-income country (LMIC) institution and one U.S. institution must submit an application as a bi-national paired consortium. The pair will submit two separate but tethered applications with separate budgets specific to each institution.
  • Partnerships with appropriate LMIC governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are encouraged.
  • Each institutional partner can only submit one primary application.
  • Institutions may also participate as partners in up to two additional consortia through applications submitted by other institutions.
  • View full eligibility in the program announcement.

Program Overview

The Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program will support paired consortium led by a LMIC institution and a U.S. institution to plan research, research training and curriculum development activities that address and inform priority national and regional environmental and occupational health policy issues.

Initially the program will foster the planning for multidisciplinary GEOHealth Hubs, which will lead collaborative research and training for focal environmental and occupational health issues in several core science areas, including fields such as epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, environmental science, industrial hygiene, systems science, toxicology, behavioral science and implementation science. These GEOHealth Hubs will aim to enable LMIC researchers, in partnership with U.S. researchers, to conduct a needs and opportunities assessment, plan for policy-relevant research and training in environmental and occupational health, and foster partnerships that could be sustained in an anticipated full GEOHealth Hub program.

Focal environmental and occupational health, and core science areas for each consortium will be selected by the applicants, building upon preexisting strengths within the proposed consortium and addressing priority public health needs in the region. These may include up to three focal areas including but not limited to:

  • indoor and outdoor air quality
  • water quality
  • workplace safety
  • occupational health
  • agricultural health
  • climate change


Dr. Christine Jessup
Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, B2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Phone: (301) 496-1653
Fax: (301) 402-0779
Email (preferred):


Fogarty developed this program in collaboration with:

Last Updated: 10/9/2012 1:30 PM