U.S. - India Collaborative Environmental Health Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of the United States (U.S.)-India Program for Environmental Health Collaborative Research is to stimulate and promote collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research between U.S.-based researchers and Indian researchers and to gain a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of environmental insults on children and adults across all organ systems (e.g. pulmonary, cardiovascular, cancer, and neurological disorders). The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) are interested in supporting collaborative research and research training through joint U.S.-India partnerships that address or seek to understand how exposures to toxic environmental insults alter biologic processes and are linked to disease initiation, progression, or morbidity. In addition, both agencies are interested in research that leads to the development of prevention and intervention strategies to reduce environmentally induced diseases. To promote these collaborative efforts from the outset, the partnering U.S. and Indian investigators must work jointly to submit identical applications to NIH and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), respectively.

Application Due Date(s): October 15, 2020

RFA-ES-20-010 Expiration Date October 16, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

This FOA requires that the collaboration between the U.S. and Indian research teams be submitted as a Multiple Principle Investigator (Multi-PD/PI) application with both of the lead scientists from each country as the PD/PI.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $200,000 direct costs per year. Budget costs must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The project period is limited to 5 years.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 15, 2020