Notice: Human Heredity and Health (H3Africa) Applicant Information Sessions in Africa

Notice Number: NOT-RM-12-022

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • May 25, 2012 - See Notice NOT-RM-12-026. Notice of Intent to Publish Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Biorepositories FOA.

Key Dates
Release Date: May 18, 2012

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)


NIH staff from the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative will host three Applicant Information Sessions in Africa on May 29, June 4, and June 7 (see below for details).
The meetings are intended to provide information for investigators who are interested in applying to the NIH-H3Africa Initiative -

At each Applicant Information Session: 1) NIH H3Africa staff will present general information about the upcoming Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs) and the NIH application process;, 2) NIH staff will answer general questions about the FOAs; and 3) interested investigators will have an opportunity to meet individually with NIH staff to ask questions, discuss their ideas for H3Africa projects and receive feedback on reviews of previous H3Africa applications, where applicable. The agenda will be the same at each meeting; NIH is hosting three meetings to minimize the amount of travel that will be necessary for interested investigators.

H3Africa will post FAQs from the meetings on its website shortly after the last meeting is held.

Meeting Details

The Applicant Information meetings will be held at the following sites on the indicated dates:

The Holiday Inn Accra
Accra, Ghana
May 29, 2012

The Intercontinental Hotel
Nairobi, Kenya
June 4, 2012

The Westcliff Hotel
Johannesburg, South Africa
June 7, 2012

The Agenda for the meetings is as follows

  • 9 AM -12 noon local time: NIH staff will make presentations on the four FOAs listed above, and discuss the grant submission process.
  • 1 PM -5 PM local time: H3Africa staff will be available to meet individually with prospective applicants.

All applicants interested in meeting separately with NIH staff should schedule an appointment by sending an email to by May 24 2012 for the meeting in Accra, May 31 2012 for the meeting in Nairobi, and June 2 2012 for the meeting in Johannesburg.

Finally, due to newly implemented government policies, NIH is unable to provide food and beverages at meetings. Please contact the hotels for dining options.

Please visit for the most up-to-date meeting details.

Teleconference Details

A teleconference line will be provided between 9 AM-12 PM at all 3 meetings for individuals unable to attend in person. Please e-mail to receive the teleconference details.


While registration for the meeting is not required, it will be helpful for investigators who are interested in attending to inform H3Africa staff of their intent by sending an e-mail to This will enable NIH to provide them with any updates or additional logistics about the meeting. There is no fee to attend any of the meetings. NIH will not be able to provide funds for travel to this meeting. Please note that the same presentations will be given at each meeting, so there is no need to attend more than one information session.


Jane L. Peterson, Ph.D. (Collaborative Centers, Research Projects and Biorepository FOAs)
Mark S. Guyer, Ph.D. (Collaborative Centers, Research Projects and Biorepository FOAs)
Ebony Bookman, Ph.D. (H3Africa ELSIFOA)
Chengetai Mahomva (H3Africa Program Analyst and Meeting Organizer)
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health