April 16, 2021
RFA-TW-21-001 - Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) – Research (Collaborative U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
RFA-TW-21-002 - Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) – Research Training (Collaborative U2R Clinical Trial Optional)
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers. The following NIH Offices may co-fund applications assigned to those Institutes/Centers.
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
On March 26, 2021, the Fogarty International Center (FIC), in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), issued linked Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program, inviting both new and renewal applications (RFA-TW-21-001 and RFA-TW-21-002). The overall objectives of the GEOHealth program are 1) to support the development of institutions in Low- or Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) that serve as hubs for collaborative research, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around high priority local, national, and regional environmental and occupational health threats; and 2) to support a global network of hubs that serves as a platform for coordinated research and training activities in environmental and occupational health. Additional information about the GEOHealth program can be found at: https://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/environmental-occupational.aspx.
In anticipation of questions from the community about this program and the linked FOAs, FIC will hold a Pre-Application Webinar on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:30am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This webinar will cover the programmatic, administrative, and review aspects of the linked FOAs, and NIH staff will answer questions about the FOAs. The direct link to view the webinar is provided below under Webinar Information.
The event will be recorded and available on FIC's GEOHealth Program page soon after the webinar: https://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/environmental-occupational.aspx. The GEOHealth Frequently Asked Questions page will also be updated to reflect submitted questions: https://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Info/Pages/geohealth-faqs.aspx.
Date:Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 8:30 am EDT
Prospective applicants are encouraged to submit their questions regarding the FOAs in advance of the webinar (by April 26) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "GEOHealth: Webinar Questions" in the subject line. Questions submitted early will be answered first. Attendees will also be able to submit questions during the webinar.