Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides opportunities for up to five consortia to develop and support global health research training programs that meet the following objectives:

  • Provide mentored research training for pre-doctoral and pre-professional degree students and post-doctoral and recent post-professional degree students (trainees) from the U.S. and low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) in global health research at established biomedical and health research sites in LMICs, particularly those supported by the NIH.
  • Provide all trainees with instruction and training in rigorous research design, research ethics and statistical analysis through mentored research training.
  • Provide training opportunities in diverse areas of research relevant to the health priorities of collaborating LMICs and the mission areas of component NIH Institutes and Centers participating in this FOA.
  • Provide knowledge and skills to prepare trainees for careers in health research.
  • Strengthen global health programs at U.S. academic institutions and help to sustain health research at institutions in LMICs.

Only one application per institution is allowed, as an applicant institution or as a member of a consortium designated in an application from another institution.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 30, 2016
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): July 16, 2016
  • Application Due Date(s): August 16, 2016
  • AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 16, 2016

​RFA-TW-16-002 Expiration Date August 17, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The sponsoring institution must assure support for the proposed program. Appropriate institutional commitment to the program includes the provision of adequate staff, facilities, and educational resources that can contribute to the planned program.

The applicant institution(s) and their collaborating partners must have robust and high quality research ongoing in the areas proposed under this FOA and must have the requisite faculty, staff, potential trainees and facilities to conduct the proposed program. The proposed program may complement (but not duplicate) other ongoing research training programs occurring at the consortium institutions.  It is anticipated that a substantial number of program faculty will have active research projects at the LMIC research sites in which trainees may gain relevant experiences consistent with their research interests and goals.

The PD/PI should be an established investigator in one of the scientific areas in which training is proposed, experienced in conducting research and research training in at least one of the proposed LMIC training sites, and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI, working with the leadership of the consortium including collaborating partners at LMIC research sites, will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to the approved research training program and for the overall direction, management, administration, and evaluation of the program. The PD/PI(s) will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required.  The PD/PI has responsibility for the day to day administration of the program and is responsible for appointing members of the Training Advisory Committee, and implementing their recommendations.  

Only one application per US institution is allowed.  Each U.S. institution may have a role as the applicant institution or as a member of a consortium designated in an application from another U.S. institution, but may not participate in two different consortia.

Research training institutions or research project sites in LMICs can participate in more than one consortium if they have established collaborations with at least one U.S. faculty member of each consortium.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

  • A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
  • Project summary - 2 to 4 pages (Please clearly indicate if you are applying for lead or as a member of a consortium.)
  • NIH Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

June 30, 2016

External Deadline

August 16, 2016