To enhance and facilitate the development of scientific linkages between Panama, nations of Central America, tropical and sub-tropical South America and the Caribbean Islands, Mexico and the United States and Canada through support of short-term travel for young research investigators from these regions for the purposes of: (1) establishing collaborative biomedical research projects focusing on tropical diseases of health importance to people living in these areas, and (2) learning new techniques and approaches applicable to the study of such diseases.
Applicants should have Ph.D. or M.D. level training in a relevant field. Exceptions may be made for outstanding candidates with demonstrated equivalent expertise. They should be citizens or permanent residents of the Americas, and hold a position at a research, medical, public health or teaching institution in that country.
Awards will be issued up to $20,000 to cover the total costs of round-trip travel, housing and
supplies required for a project. The number of awards made annually will be contingent on availability of funds. Awards will be made directly to the applicant¿s institution, and will be monitored through the headquarters office and the GMI Research Award Committee of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The award allows for indirect costs of up to 8% to be assessed against the total budget. Funds cannot be used to pay salary/stipend to the award recipient.
Applications are usually due in mid-summer. Visit funder website for specific deadline and application instructions.
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Award Type: Grant
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