Notice of Intent to Reissue RFA-TW-06-006, “International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (TOBAC)(R01)”

Notice Number: NOT-TW-11-013

Key Dates

Release Date:  March 18, 2011

Issued by

Fogarty International Center (FIC)


The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be reissuing RFA-TW-06-006 for the International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (TOBAC) (R01).

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications.  The FOA is expected to be published in late spring 2011 with an anticipated receipt date in early fall 2011. Awards will provide up to 5 years of support.


This program encourages trans-disciplinary approaches to the tobacco epidemic in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) to reduce the global burden of tobacco-related illness.  The program will be designed to promote research and capacity building collaborations between scientists in high-income countries (HICs) and LMICs where tobacco consumption is current or anticipated public health urgency.    


Applicants should have experience in tobacco or other closely related global health research and/or research training. An application must include at least one HIC and one LMIC, either of which can serve as an applicant institution. The application must address tobacco consumption and its research capacity building in LMIC(s) (  



Please direct all inquiries to:

Dr. Xingzhu Liu
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Dr., Bldg 31, Room B2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Tel:  301-402-6681
Fax:  301-402-0779

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