The IRSDA is part of the FIC strategy to encourage research collaborations in developing countries to build research capacity to address global health research priorities. The purpose is to provide junior U.S. scientists with an opportunity to embark on or enhance the careers in research related to global health, and to prepare them for independent research careers.
The Mentored Career Development Award (K01) is similar to other NIH career development awards, but requires a focus on research in developing countries. Two mentors are required, one in the U.S. and the other in the developing country where research is being conducted. The mentors must have an on-going or previous research collaboration. The award is initially for a period of up to four years and can be renewed for up to three additional years if certain requirements are met. The IRSDA supports full or partial salary and a small additional amount for research expenses, including international travel.
A letter of intent is required before the full application. ***Also visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-014.html for full details on the program and application.***
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Funder: Fogarty International Center
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Citizenship: U.S. Citizen