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Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program
(GID )

Status: Open



Eligibility for Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D43)

  • U.S. Institutions with a demonstrated collaboration with a researcher in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions may apply.
  • Foreign institutions in LMICs may also apply.
  • Applicant institution must have active, ongoing research (18 months of funding remaining at the time of applicant submission).

Eligibility for Planning Grant for Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D71)

  • Applicants may only be submitted by foreign institutions in LMICs, as defined by the World Bank Classification system.
  • Foreign applicants should apply in collaboration with U.S. institutions and must name an individual in the proposed institution as the major collaborator.

Applicant institutions for both the full institutional grant and the planning grant may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

Program Overview

Fogarty developed this program to address research training needs related to infectious diseases that are predominantly endemic in or impact upon people living in developing countries. The training programs include a variety of research training options to match the needs of the developing country institution. The ultimate goal is to build a critical mass of researchers and support staff to conduct independent infectious disease research in developing country institutions.

Training programs could include:

  • Long-term (master’s or doctoral degree and other training that is six months or longer) training for the full range of skills necessary to support research and research administration with the understanding that the focus of thesis and training-related research will be in their country.
  • Medium-term (three- to up to six-months) training or mentoring, including specialized clinical, laboratory, research or administrative/business skills necessary to support research that is planned or ongoing.
  • Short-term (less than three months) training or mentoring that focuses on research methodology, laboratory skills necessary to support research ethics and compliance issues, program and grants administration and financial management, grant writing, preparation of scientific manuscripts, data management, informatics, and other relevant areas.
  • Institutional capacity-building efforts such as in-country training workshops in advanced research techniques, distance learning and informatics.
  • Advanced in-country mentored research undertaken by the trainee in his/her home country upon completion of his/her initial period of long-term training under the program.


Programmatic Issues

Barbara Sina, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 402-9467
FAX: (301) 402-0779

Grants Management

Satabdi Raychowdhury
Grants Management Specialist
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: 301-496-9750
Fax: 301-594-1211

Last Updated: 2/21/2013 2:05 PM