** November 1, 2011: Application Deadline for Framework in Global Health Scholarships and Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grants **
Framework Global Health Scholarship applications are due November 1, 2011.
- Scholarships enable students (undergraduate, MPH, medical and PhD), fellows and trainees to work on global health research for a minimum of 8 weeks at an international site. IRB approval is not required upon submission; however, successful applicants MUST obtain approval before the funds can be disbursed. Awardees will receive up to $3,500. For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework
- Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grant applications are due November 1, 2011.
- The Framework in Global Health and the Office of International Affairs will co-sponsor grants to faculty members developing new courses or revising existing ones to include global health content. Past grant recipients have invited guest speakers, added readings, and developed initiatives to bring global health content to the subject matter of a course. The grants are intended to incorporate global health subject matter into seminars and courses that previously had none, as opposed to enhancing seminars and courses that already include global health content.
- The grants have a $4,000 maximum and will help cover the cost of students who assist instructors in course revision, travel and related expenses for guest lecturers, as well as other costs entailed with the integration of global health content into these courses. All regular members of the Brown faculty are eligible to apply (see the Handbook of Academic Administration for clarification on Regular and Non-Regular Faculty.) For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework
- Initial AIDS Research Projects
- Pilot Projects testing new or innovative ideas
- Collaborative Projects
- Each award of up to $40,000 is granted for one year.
- If your project involves a foreign component or takes place in a foreign institution, foreign IRB approval must be granted prior to submission of application.
- If you are applying for either a pilot or collaborative project please review the guidelines regarding eligibility and submit required documents to John Coffin (John.Coffin@tufts.edu).
- Applications for this award cycle are due October 1, 2011. Up to four awards will be granted during this cycle.
- Awards will be announced by December 1, 2011.
- Briefly describe the research project that you hope to join;
- Explain what you believe you have to contribute to the project;
- Explain the specific qualifications, training, and/or experiences that you have had related to this project;
- Explain how you expect to benefit from the assignment, and what use you will make of the experience upon your return to the United States.
- Please inform eligible candidates of this programme.
- Please advise us of specific science networks we should be aware of in marketing this scholarship programme.
- Please post the enclosed banner and/or flyer on your website
September 30, 2011: Abstract Deadline for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012
Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012
“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during September to secure the lowest registration rate.
Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration — the final deadline is September 30.
October 1, 2011: Deadline for CFAR Fall 2011 Developmental Grant Program
The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research is announcing a Request for Applications for the Fall 2011 Developmental Grant Program.
The CFAR Developmental Grants Program provides support for three types of AIDS biomedical and behavioral research projects:
The goal of the CFAR developmental program is to enable the grantee to obtain sufficient original data to achieve NIH research funding in his/her area of investigation. Applications should include cross-campus (Tufts and Brown) or interdepartmental collaborations and/or utilization of services from more than one core (HIV in Women & Underserved Populations, Prevention, Nutrition Metabolism & GI, Biostatistics, and Retrovirology Services).
All applicants must have a full-time appointment at either Brown University or Tufts University at the rank of Assistant Professor or greater.
For an application or more detailed information, please visit http://www.lifespan.org/cfar/developmental-awards.html
October 14, 2011: Deadline for Support Centers for “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars”
Intended for U.S. academic institutions with focus on global health research capacity building, the application deadline for the “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars” is Oct. 14, 2011.
For more information, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-11-001.html
October 17, 2011: Deadline for Fulbright/Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship was inaugurated in July 2011 with four fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Malawi, and South Africa). The Fellowship has been modified and expanded with the 2012-13 application cycle to include countries in Asia and Latin America.
All awards are for 9 months required at the overseas site. Awards will carry the benefits of Fulbright Full Grants to the country of assignment. The Fogarty International Center, NIH, will provide support to the research training site and orientation of the fellows at NIH.
U.S. students who are currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health can apply for this Fellowship. The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING THE APPLICATION:
1. Review the Country Summary for details on country specific eligibility requirements and research placements. Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country.
2. Select one country to which to apply.
3. In the Online Application question 3. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY, select Fulbright-Fogarty Award. You will only be considered for the Fulbright-Fogarty Award.
4. A letter of affiliation IS NOT required nor applicable for Fulbright-Fogarty Award applicants.
5. If recommended for a grant, candidates may be required to submit additional information and will be contacted by IIE if this is the case.
Even though, in most cases, grantees will be working in an English-speaking environment, language preferences for a specific country will apply; however, they may be relaxed somewhat. That is, if host country language skills are required, then Fulbright-Fogarty applicants should have begun study of the language and have a language plan for the months prior to beginning a grant. The Foreign Language Evaluation should be conducted when the language level is beyond the basic level.
If host country language skills are not required and the applicant has little or no knowledge of the language, then applicants may wish to consider how they can undertake language study prior to the grant start or during the grant and mention this in the Statement of Grant Purpose.
STATEMENT OF GRANT PURPOSE
The following are some basic guidelines as to what you should include in your Statement of Grant Purpose, along with any other information you deem relevant:
Why you have chosen the particular country and project;
Remember, too, that since this is a Fulbright grant, applicants should describe ways that they anticipate engaging in the local community. This can be included in the Statement of Grant Purpose or in the Personal Statement.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please refer to the individual participating country summaries for additional information.
Information related to the application process is available at www.us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html
The application deadline is October 17, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
October 17, 2011: Deadline for 2012 Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) program
The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), launched a new round of the joint research grant programme, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR). The CNIHR programme supports projects intended to advance the scientific understanding of HIV by exploring new approaches to pressing scientific questions on such issues as the long-term survival of individuals with HIV infection, mechanisms behind establishment of viral reservoirs, new approaches for the prevention of HIV transmission, and innovative models of health care delivery. It is designed to promote innovative research and new ideas from early-stage investigators whose primary focus has previously been in fields of scientific inquiry other than HIV/AIDS. It aims to recruit and train tomorrow’s leading HIV researchers from across many areas of science, whose work will benefit not only HIV, but other fields of research as well. The first step of the competitive application process is open on the CNIHR website (www.cnihr.org) and will close on 17 October 2011. Applicants will be asked to complete a two-step process to assess the quality of their research projects. Awardees will be selected by mid-April 2012. Successful applicants will be invited to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), in Washington D.C. 22-27 July 2012, where they will be officially awarded. They will also have the opportunity to attend an HIV orientation seminar with leading experts and take part in a networking session during the conference. In an effort to reach early-stage scientists that are currently not involved with HIV research, we would like to ask for your assistance by circulating this information to your networks. With your help, we can reach a maximum number of scientists and foster innovative ideas to advance HIV research. We would like to request your help in the following ways:
For more information about this programme: CNIHR 2012 Round Announcement CNIHR grant website: www.cnihr.org Information on 2010 awardees: www.iasociety.org/Default.aspx?pageId=381 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 17, 2011: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.
Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:
* NEW – Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
* NEW – Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
* NEW – Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
* Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
* Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/r8_gce
We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.