Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Framework Programs for Global Health/Innovations (R24)

Notice Number: NOT-TW-11-213

Key Dates

Release Date: February 14, 2011

Issued by

Fogarty International Center (FIC)


The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for a new program Framework Programs for Global Health/Innovations.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive proposals. This FOA is expected to be published in late spring 2011 with an anticipated receipt date in early fall 2011.


The new FOA will build on the concept pioneered through the Framework Programs for Global Health Signature Innovations Initiative (, a one year pilot program with awards issued in 2010. The objectives of the new initiative are:

  • To expand the base of expertise needed and available to tackle the challenging problems of Global Health by developing trans-institutional, problem-based postdoctoral (or post-terminal degree per field) research training programs in thematic areas that might benefit from cross-disciplinary approaches and that will bring together trainees of widely diverse expertise to work together on research problems in Global Health.
  • To stimulate new solutions and perspectives in Global Health, in part by exploring the question: What is an Innovation in the context of Global Health and how might an institution create an enabling environment to encourage Innovations in products, processes, or policy to emerge out of their research and research training activities?
  • To integrate Global Health communities within and among institutions by creating shared research and research training resources and activities.

Awards will provide up to 5 years of support.


Institutions in the United States (U.S.) and in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC; based on the World Bank list of economies: with active Global Health funding (at a level to be determined) are eligible to apply individually or as consortia with other institutions in their own countries or internationally. U.S. and LMIC institutions are encouraged to form joint programs to train US and LMIC trainees together. At least three distinct disciplines must be represented as participating entities.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Dr. Flora Katz
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Dr., Bldg 31, Room B2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Tel: 301-402-9591
Fax: 301-402-0779