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NIH Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center (FIC), encourages applications for the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43 program for collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and low-and middle-income countries (LMIC), defined by the World Bank classification system. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to sustainably strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, non-communicable diseases and disorders across the lifespan with the ultimate goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.

In some cases sufficient evidence exists upon which to base research for interventions and implementation strategies. In other cases, the evidence base may not be well developed or not relevant to the given country or culture. Therefore, training across the spectrum of research disciplines is encouraged as needed, from basic biomedical, behavioral and social science to clinical and applied sciences, including translational and implementation science which emphasizes the resources, context and needs of multiple stakeholders in local settings.

Research training is encouraged that emphasizes lifecycle studies and early life determinants of chronic diseases (including genetic, epigenetic, environmental and lifestyle factors), co-morbid conditions and common risk factors and interventions relevant to multiple conditions and their prevention. All applications to this program should have a central theme or focus. The programs are expected not only to support trainees to conduct research but also to develop multifaceted and novel training paradigms targeted to the special needs of LMIC investigators and institutions.

Because MU is limited to two applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) collaborative institutions, 2) the central theme or focus, 3) goals and objectives of the program, 4) a description of planned training activities, and 5) names of three MU personnel who could serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.


Up to $250,000 per year (direct costs) for a period of up to five years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2010.

External Proposal Deadlines

A non-required letter of intent is due October 2, 2010.
Application deadline is November 2, 2010.


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