NIH grant will train young global health researchers
April 5, 2012 -- The Fogarty International Center and other programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are awarding about $20.3 million over the next five years to build a network of US academic institutions to provide early-career scientists, physicians, and other health professionals with a mentored research experience in a developing country.
The program aims to support 400 early-career health scientists on year-long research fellowships in 27 low- and middle-income countries. The Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars program will provide five consortia of academic institutions with about $4 million each over five years to support the training activities of 20 partner institutions. In addition to Fogarty, 15 NIH institutes and centers plan to contribute funds to the effort.
Each consortium will develop and support global health research training programs that provide mentoring for participants and clinical research experiences at approximately 80 established research sites in low-resource settings.
“In combining the enthusiasm of today's young scientists with the knowledge and wisdom of America's global health leaders, we are forming a powerful network to produce a new generation of stellar researchers capable of working in the global arena,” said Fogarty Director Roger Glass.
- To read an NIH press release, click here.
- To read press releases from academic consortia members, click here and here.