Addendum to PAR-03-118

Notice Number: NOT-TW-04-003 (Change in receipt date, see NOT-TW-05-002)

Key Dates
Release Date: September 23, 2004

Issued by
Fogarty International Center (FIC), (
National Cancer Institute (NCI), (
National Eye Institute (NEI), (
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), (
National Institute on Aging (NIA), (
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), (
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), (
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), (
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), (
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), (
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), (
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), (
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), (
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), (

PAR-03-118, Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP), was published in the NIH Guide on May 16, 2003. The FIC and partner Institutes and Offices are expanding the eligibility criteria, as noted below. The added criteria are noted by bold, italicized print.

In order to be eligible, foreign scientists must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. at least two years of research training experience under a FIC-supported training grant (classified by the D43 International Training Grant mechanism).
  2. one year of such D43 training experience, coupled with one year of significant, well-documented mentored research experience (e.g. through an NIH research award such as the NIAID SMALL RESEARCH (R03) (IRID-NIAID) program).
  3. one year of the NIDA INVEST Fellowship plus at least one additional year of mentored research ( ).
  4. at least two years of research training experience through the NIH intramural Visiting Fellows Program.
  5. one year of training through an F05, international fellowship program and one subsequent year of mentored research
  6. recipients of Long Term Fellowship awards through the Human Frontier Science Program who came from low- and middle-income countries and who have spent at least two years in research training.

Also, in the section entitled INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE TO BECOME PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS, one change is noted as well. It will not be necessary for the NIH intramural researcher to include with the application a letter of pre-approval from the Scientific Director of his or her NIH Institute.


Aron Primack, MD, MA
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Tel: (301) 496-4596
Fax: (301) 402-0779

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