Notice of Special Interest Regarding Obesity-Related Research for Specified Fogarty International Center Programs

Notice Number: NOT-TW-05-003

Key Dates
Release Date: March 23, 2005

Issued by
Fogarty International Center (FIC), (

Since obesity has become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world, and because the burden of obesity-related illnesses is rapidly rising in the developing countries, the Fogarty International Center (FIC) encourages applications for FIC research awards to include studies related to obesity in low- and middle-income countries. Generation of new knowledge on obesity and its impacts will have benefit both to those in the United States and in foreign countries of our global community.

Several of the FIC programs could be used to conduct research on obesity. These include the Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Investigators (GRIP), which is managed as direct grants to the foreign country institution; the Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA), a collaborative program between a US institution and a foreign institution; and the International Research Scientist Development Award for US Postdoctoral Scientists (IRSDA), a career development program that provides support to US scientists wishing to gain research experience in a low- or middle-income country.


Written and telephone inquiries concerning this Notice should be directed to:

Aron Primack, M.D., M.A.
Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-4596
FAX: (301) 402-0779

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