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Release Date:  March 5, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-TW-01-002

Fogarty International Center

This is an addendum to program announcement (PA) PAR 99-008 for the Fogarty 
International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA), last issed October 30, 1998.  
Please note that the application deadline is a receipt date and not a postmark 
date.  All FIRCA applications must now be received at NIH by the deadline listed 
on the program announcement.

In addition, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is 
interested in co-funding FIRCAs which are relevant to its mission and which are 
within the payline as determined by the FIC.  Through the use of the FIRCA grant 
mechanism, the FIC and the NIEHS wish to develop collaborative programs between 
established environmental health researchers and investigators in developing 
countries with access to unique research opportunities.  This includes both 
laboratory and population-based studies on the effects of exposures to 
pollutants in air, water, food and through occupation; as well as studies of 
susceptibility factors due to genetics, age or nutritional status.

The PA for the FIRCA, PAR-99-008, can be obtained from 


Interested investigators may direct their inquiries to:

Dr. Kathleen Michels
Program Officer
Division of International Research and Training
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD  20892-2220
Telephone:  (301) 496-1653
FAX:  (301) 402-0779
Email:  FIRCA@nih.gov

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