Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HIV-associated Non-Communicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions

Notice Number: NOT-TW-19-005

Key Dates

Release Date: July 05, 2019
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: October 04, 2019
First Estimated Application Due Date: December 13, 2019
Earliest Estimated Award Date: June 12, 2020
Earliest Estimated Start Date: June 12, 2020

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Fogarty International Center (FIC)


The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support locally relevant research in critical areas of HIV-associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Institutions and to enhance research capacity and build a network of researchers both within and across LMICs to address this critical burden.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

The FOA is expected to be published in October 2019 with an expected application due date in December 2019.

This FOA will utilize the R21 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This initiative is expected to stimulate new research on the interplay between HIV and development of NCDs in persons living with HIV (PLWH), including exploratory studies to uncover the extent to which HIV infection influences the etiopathogenesis of the NCDs; and to identify and develop appropriate approaches for effective diagnosis, prevention, therapeutic interventions and integrated clinical care for PLWH with the comorbid conditions. Applicants should develop their studies in keeping with the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities ( ). Research teams should contain an appropriate mix of expertise to accomplish the proposed studies, including partnerships between HIV and NCD researchers who can initiate new ideas and determine feasibility of novel approaches to understand and reduce the long-term suffering from the comorbid disorders

Applicants will also be asked to address the needs of collaborating LMIC institutions to develop capacity for carrying out research in this field.

U.S. and LMIC investigators are eligible to apply for collaborative projects to be done at LMIC sites; however, a U.S. investigator must apply together with an LMIC investigator. LMICs are defined by the World Bank classification system according to Gross National Income (GNI) per capita as “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” (

Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Estimated Award Ceiling TBD
Primary CFDA Numbers TBD

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
Applications are not being solicited at this time. 



Please direct all inquiries to:

Geetha P. Bansal, Ph.D.
Fogarty International Center (FIC)