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Daniel Sheffer
07-16-1991, 11:25 PM
THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS RELATING TO THE FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL
CENTER WERE TAKEN FROM THE 5 JULY AND 12 JULY 1991 EDITIONS OF THE
NIH GUIDE. THE FIRST HAS TO DO WITH CHANGES IN ELIGIBILITY. THE SECOND
ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE VERY HELPFUL IN BUILDING AND FUNDING OF COLLABOATIVE
RESEARCH BETWEEN NIH FUNDED PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS AND NON-US
SCIENTISTS. PLEASE NOTE THE GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS FOR THE
COLLABORATING SCIENTISTS.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER FELLOWSHIPS

P.T. 22; K.W. 0720005, 1014006

Fogarty International Center

The Fogarty International Center (FIC) announces a change in eligibility
requirements for all of the FIC-sponsored fellowship programs. FIC, in
line with other NIH fellowship programs, now requires that all
fellowship recipients hold the doctoral level degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.,
D.D.S., D.V.M., and O.D.) prior to award of the fellowship that is
usually made within nine months of submission. The previous requirement
stated that the degree must have been obtained prior to submission of
the fellowship application. This notice applies to all applicants for
fellowships sponsored by the FIC and is effective as of the date of this
publication.

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FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION AWARD

PA: PA-91-77

P.T. 34, 48; K.W. 0710030

Fogarty International Center

Application Receipt Dates: October 1, February 1, and June 1 of each
year

PURPOSE

The Fogarty International Center (FIC), under a program of Central and
Eastern European (including the USSR) and Latin American and Caribbean
Initiatives, is providing small grants to U.S. grantee institutions to
facilitate cooperation and collaboration between U.S. scientists and
scientists in these regions. These small grants will provide funds to
the foreign collaborators, through the U.S. grantee institution, for
equipment and supplies at their home institution, and for travel
expenses for both the U.S. Principal Investigator and the foreign
collaborator. These awards are intended to support the new and expanded
research efforts of U.S. scientists who are Principal Investigators of
currently funded NIH research project grants on the general scientific
subject of the proposed collaboration.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

The main objective of this program is to facilitate collaborative
research efforts between U.S. and foreign scientists that will expand
and enhance the NIH-supported research program of the U.S. Principal
Investigator, while at the same time benefiting the scientific interests
of the collaborating foreign scientist. These small grants will provide
funds to purchase supplies, materials, and small equipment items
necessary to conduct the collaborative research in the foreign
scientist's research laboratory at a non-profit public or private
institution in the eligible countries. These awards will also provide
travel support, as necessary to conduct the collaborative research
effort, for the U.S. and/or the foreign collaborator(s). All biomedical
and behavioral research topics supported by the NIH are eligible for
inclusion under this program. The U.S. Principal Investigator must show
evidence of ongoing NIH research support in areas related to the small
grant application, and this support must be available during the entire
small grant award period. The application must demonstrate that the
effort will enhance the scientific contributions of both the U.S. and
foreign scientists and strengthen the contribution to the NIH-sponsored
research effort.

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

The small grants will provide up to $20,000 per year for up to three
years in direct costs. Funds may be used for materials, supplies, and
equipment for the foreign scientist's research laboratory and for travel
expenses for the Principal Investigator and/or the foreign collaborator,
and their research associates, as justified by the scientific needs of
the project. No salaries or stipends for any of the collaborators,
students, or technical assistants will be offered under these awards.
Applicants must request support to conduct research not already being
supported by the U.S. investigator's research grant; however, the
research proposal must be an extension of or related to the currently
funded research project. The awards will be made to U.S. institutions
that will be responsible for the expenditures. The minimum small grant
project period will be for one year; the maximum will be for three
years. Indirect costs will be calculated on the basis of the off-site
rates of the U.S. sponsoring institution. The award of this small grant
is non-renewable, and the NIH awarding unit of the "parent" grant is
under no obligation to continue support for the foreign grant as a
component of a recompeting "parent" grant.

ELIGIBILITY

U.S. scientists who are Principal Investigators of NIH research project
grants (R, P, or U-01 series) that will be active and funded during the
proposed grant award period (up to three years) are eligible. The small
grants will be made for work conducted in cooperation with scientists
only in countries located in the geographical regions commonly known as
Central and Eastern Europe (including the USSR), Latin America, and the
non-U.S. Caribbean. The foreign collaborator must hold a position at a
public or private non-profit institution that will allow him or her
adequate time and provide appropriate facilities to conduct the proposed
research.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should be aware that applicable provisions for protections of
human research subjects and laboratory animals must be met in domestic
and foreign settings. See Title 45 CFR Part 46 for information
concerning the Department of Health and Human Services regulations for
the protection of human subjects and the PHS Policy on Humane Care and
Use of Laboratory Animals. These are available from the Office for
Protection from Research Risks, National Institutes of Health, Building
31, Room 5B59, Bethesda, MD 20892.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications will be assigned for review to, and awards will be made by,
the Fogarty International Center, utilizing the customary NIH peer
review process. Scientific and technical merit will be evaluated by a
Fogarty International Center initial review group. Second level review
will be provided by the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board.
Award decisions will be announced within a month following each board
meeting and will be based on the scientific merit of the applications
and the availability of funds.

METHOD OF APPLYING

Applications must be submitted by the U.S. Principal Investigator on the
grant application form PHS 398 (rev. 10/88) that is available at most
institutional business offices and from the Office of Grants Inquiries,
Division of Research Grants, NIH, telephone (301) 496-7441. The
deadlines for receipt of applications are October 1, February 1, and
June 1 of each year. Special instructions are necessary and are
available from the address below. Credentials for the foreign
collaborators must be included with the application and the
collaborative arrangements described in a letter signed by both
investigators. Applicants must list the active NIH research grant(s)
that will be held during the proposed project period of this award. The
foreign laboratory collaborating with the Principal Investigator of the
small grant must be located in the countries of Central and Eastern
Europe (including the USSR), Latin America, and the non-U.S. Caribbean.

To obtain further information on this program and to request the
necessary special application instructions, write, fax, or phone:

Dr. David A. Wolff or Dr. Danuta Krotoski
International Research and Awards Branch
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C21
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
FAX: (301) 402-0779

For grants management and fiscal matters, contact:

Ms. Silvia Mandes
Grants Management Officer
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C21
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
FAX: (301) 402-0779

The Fogarty International Center has authority to award grants under
Section 307 of the Public Health Service Act.

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