Notice from FIC with Corrections made to PAR-10-065: Independent Scientist in Global Health Award (ISGHA) (K02)

Notice Number: NOT-TW-10-002

Key Dates
Release Date: February 25, 2010

Issued by
Fogarty International Center (FIC) (

The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) is making corrections to, published on December 16, 2009.      .

The following corrections have been made to PAR-10-065 in the sections listed below:

Executive Summary

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

1.A. Research Career Objectives

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree and commit a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) conducting research and relevant career development activities during the period of the award.  Each independent scientist career award program must be tailored to meet the individual needs of the candidate. The sponsoring institution must demonstrate a commitment to provide the environment, resources and the protected time required for the candidate to perform the activities included in the proposed research and career development plans.

Section II. Award Information

2. Funds Available

Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application and the amounts provided by the participating ICs are not uniform, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and other participating funding partners and institutions or Centers (IC), provide support for this program awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

NIH grants policies as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement will apply to the applications submitted and awards made in response to this FOA.

2.A. Allowable Costs

Ancillary Personnel Support: Salary for secretarial and administrative assistance, etc., is not allowed.

Section III.  Eligibility Information

1.B. Eligible Individuals

Degree and Research: Candidates for this award must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree. FIC uses this support mechanism to support newly independent scientists, therefore, tenure track faculty and principal investigators on NIH research awards are eligible to apply.  In addition, non-tenure track scientists with independent peer-reviewed NIH research awards are also eligible to apply. Candidates must be less than 7 years from last doctoral degree or fellowship.

Section IV. Application and Submission Information

6. Other Submission Requirements

Research Plan

Section V. Application Review Information

2. Review and Selection Process

Overall Impact. Reviewers will provide an overall impact/priority score to reflect their assessment of the likelihood for the candidate to maintain a strong research program, in consideration of the following five core review criteria, and additional review criteria. An application does not need to be strong in all categories to have a major impact.

Candidates for the K02 award may already have an independent, peer reviewed research support at the time the K02 award is made. In such instances, reviewers should not re-evaluate the research plan. Rather, the reviewers should evaluate how the research and career development plans together further the candidate’s research career.


Questions may be directed to:

Yvonne Njage, M.D.
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, Room B2C39
Bethesda, MD  20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
Fax: (301) 402-0779

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