The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for the development of broadly interdisciplinary training programs in global health directed towards encouraging innovation in products, processes, and policies. Trainees should be at the postdoctoral level or have attained a terminal degree in their fields. Training projects should identify critical health needs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) that can be addressed through Innovation, and carry out the scientific research necessary to develop, validate, and test their concepts. To increase the translation of research findings into realized health benefits, project design should include considerations of implementation appropriate to low resource settings in LMICs, particularly regarding increased effectiveness, affordability, accessibility, ease of use or delivery, and/or scalability. This FOA emphasizes hands-on, problem-solving, and collaborative approaches and allows U.S. and LMIC trainees to be trained together. By engaging multiple entities within and among institutions, the proposed programs should also build institutional capacity for interdisciplinary training in global health, stimulate new collaborations, and increase the pipeline of researchers from a wide variety of fields who engage in global health research.
Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, and Biosketch of the PI by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012. Full applications are due to the sponsor 12/14/12 so you will need to have your proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 12/7/12 for processing if given the go ahead by the review committee
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
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